Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo

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Mission Tourist Spot
Wander the buildings and gardens of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and take a step back into California's history. Built in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra, the mission still serves the community to this day. Notice both the belfry and vestibule design styles, a combination that is not found in any of the other California missions. Explore the grounds and the church on your own, or prearrange a docent-led tour. Stop by the museum for a brief history of the mission. If you would like to attend a service, check the website for worship times. Plan to see Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa and other attractions that appeal to you using our San Luis Obispo family vacation planner.
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  • The old Mission Church was established in 1719. The statues are exquisite and ther are a number of beautiful old oil paintings. The gardens are amazing with a grape arbor in the middle. There are flow...  more »
  • Catholic liturgy in an historical setting. Classic Spanish mission architecture plus a congregation that is friendly and dedicated. Be sure to visit the gardens and the gift shop.  more »
  • There is no admission fee, but it's worth putting in a donation. They had a good amount of Native American artifacts. My favorite was the bow and arrows. They also had a good amount of items from SLOs...  more »
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  • Although not original, this is a beautiful Mission. The grounds are beautiful and worth a visit. We took a tour, and it's well worth it. Stayed for late Sunday Mass, and it was beautiful, with a wonderful singer.
  • Amazing place for a spiritual experience. Just beautiful and as you walk in you feel the spirits of the past and the presence of The Holy Spirit with you. All I can say is that you must visit this place and before you leave check out the gift shop.
  • A beautiful mission. It's small compared to the other midsions along the way, but it's free and educational.
  • I work concerts in the Mission, and grounds, and they are a wonderful place to take a step back in time. The grounds are kept clean, the Mission itself has wonderful acoustics, the staff is friendly and it is quick to "go downtown" to get a bike to eat during a hard-core history lesson.
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