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Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
+1 805-781-8220
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Duck in here for an interesting hour

My friend and I ducked in here and did a self guided tour through the museum and church. There was... read more

Reviewed yesterday
KarenEph320
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Pismo Beach, California
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Neat gem!

Stopped in San Luis Obispo on our Route 1 tour to see the mission. While I wouldn't say it's... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Sbueb
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Founded on September 1, 1772, this is considered one of the most beautiful missions in California and still serves as an active church in the community.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My friend and I ducked in here and did a self guided tour through the museum and church. There was a variety of mission life items including photographs. The church itself was beautiful. The gift shop had nativity set representing different cultures. They were beautiful...More

Thank KarenEph320
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in San Luis Obispo on our Route 1 tour to see the mission. While I wouldn't say it's spectacular I would recommend going. Lot of history in this mission from the 1700's. I'd love to ride a horse with the silver saddle on display...More

Thank Sbueb
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a return to California, but a first time visit to this mission. After attending mass, church talks and the great docent tour, I have been rejuvenated with a desire to continue and expand my familiarity with the Fracked Junipero Serra history of not...More

Thank Thomas P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful location. Took self guided tour that was very interesting. There is a charge for the tour but reasonable. Very educational.

Thank Woodguy21
Reviewed 1 week ago

In addition to being an active parish, the mission has a nice little museum to help explain the San Luis Obispo area before and during the existence of the mission. I was surprised to find rosaries with more than 10 decades.

Thank Brian V
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love missions. This mission in particular is well preserved. It is small enough to see in a few hours, yet it still is a full Mission. There are many spots to stop and read the history of the Mission and the people who built...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautifully maintained site. Still an active parish that is the only mission that is still the center of the downtown. The bells are rung everyday by hand. A wonderful place to enjoy a meal by the creek. Always something happening in the plaza.

Thank sl0pack
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a beautiful historic setting adjacent to the San Luis Creek among the City Center. Humble, spiritual, and quaint interiors with an aromatic central garden. If you are doing issuing your with your kids, it's high on our list.

Thank Sakemama
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the smaller Missions of California. But is very well kept up and extremely nice to boot. I found it a place of reflection and a source of inner peace. It is worthy of your time to take a peek inside it....More

Thank David L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This mission was small compared to Santa Barbara Mission. I liked the gardens surrounding the Mission the best.

Thank orange552015
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