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Good for life expirience

Interesting place to visit. Part of America history. Located in a center of the city. Nice people... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
borisfurman
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Wonderful place to see and learn about the local mission history. The grounds are beautiful. Stop... read more

Reviewed September 27, 2018
Jean M
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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.
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751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed September 11, 2013

If you are anything like me you may be searching for a mission that your fourth grade kid can use as their own for the 4th grade missions project required for all students in California. With all the big name missions to choose from this...More

9  Thank Veronica H
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Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is worth a stop if you're in the area but I wouldn't make a special trip to see it. I got the feeling that they really don't want visitors. The girls in the gift shop were very wooden and unfriendly. Not much information offered...More

3  Thank laurelee36
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting place to visit. Part of America history. Located in a center of the city. Nice people and very good around.

Thank borisfurman
Reviewed 1 week ago

We wanted to hear the history, but the Docent we got for the tour must have been new. It took him so long to read the first page of the notes, my husband said our meter payment would run out before we got into the...More

Thank hawksview55
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Underwhelming. If this is your 1st mission, like your 1st diamond it will be awesome until you view other diamonds with brillance and clairity. It lacks the beauty of others and the historical vibrant tour. Still like all diamonds it should be visited.

Thank Robert T
Reviewed September 27, 2018

Wonderful place to see and learn about the local mission history. The grounds are beautiful. Stop by say a prayer or just enjoy your surroundings.

Thank Jean M
Reviewed September 21, 2018 via mobile

This lovely little mission church is located on what has to be the prettiest plaza in the state. Try being there when there's a wedding scheduled

Thank califcasl
Reviewed September 20, 2018 via mobile

One of the main attractions in San Luis Obispo. It’s worth visiting but don’t expect too much. Lovely place with rich historical background but found the Carmel Mission far more interesting

Thank daderdoc
Reviewed September 20, 2018

A very small but beautiful Mission. This Mission was founded in September 1772 by Franciscan Father Junípero Serra; this mission was the fifth mission founded by Father Serra.

Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed September 9, 2018 via mobile

Today on a motorcycle trip I visited the 10th Mission of 21 so just about half way done. I went to church at Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa all the time as a kid and again in the late 70s before I moved away....More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed August 23, 2018

This is an active parish and location of an old mission church. The grounds are pleasant and the museum provides a history of the Spanish Mission churches and has multiple artifacts and images depicting the history of this Mission. Plan on 30 minutes minimum. No...More

Thank emkute
Reviewed August 16, 2018 via mobile

I love the flowers and birds painted on the inside walls of this church. Nice gardens outside in season. Interesting history. Free at this time to view church.

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