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Beautifully Restored Active Mission!

Today on a motorcycle trip I visited the 10th Mission of 21 so just about half way done. I went to... read more

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Tim D
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A Nice Stop if you are in San Luis Obispo

This is an active parish and location of an old mission church. The grounds are pleasant and the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
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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.
751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Reviewed August 3, 2018

Had to come back here 55+ years later to see it again. My dad was stationed at Vandenburg, and my mom took all of us kids here. I remember the white stucco walls and the tile type flooring. It was a treat to relive a...More

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Reviewed August 3, 2018

The small Mission sits above a quiet stream with its own walkway system to restaurants and shops. The interior has been restored to a very high level, especially the altar screen, and the acoustics are sensational for any musical event. The bells peal frequently with...More

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Reviewed July 31, 2018

This mission has been well cared for and looks as though it has had some repainting of the frescos. I was lucky enough to attend a concert here as part of the annual Festival Mozaic.

Thank Rea C
Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

If you have never visited a mission it is worth the visit and readily located adjacent to shopping if you are out and about looking around slo. I would not specifically go there just for the mission.

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Reviewed July 28, 2018 via mobile

We wandered down to learn more about the Spanish Catholic mission system and the connection with Toulouse (where I once lived). Well preserved monument and chapel. Still in use as we experienced.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed July 19, 2018 via mobile

Absolutely worth your time to stop, explore the grounds, then enter history as you tour the monastery and learn about the origins of San Luis Obispo as well as the early European explorers of California, the native tribes, and the relationship they developed.

Thank MichaelFryar
Reviewed July 17, 2018

This is a very traditional Spanish mission. Old beams and petite gardens with tiny alcoves in the typical style of many California missions give a sense of peace as you walk through.

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