Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo

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. Use our San Luis Obispo driving holiday planner to visit Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa on your trip to San Luis Obispo, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • The Mission of the late 1700 's. It's all very well maintained. Worth taking a look. The location is very quiet, nice and beautiful.
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  • We arrived just before it was closing but we were treated warmly and invited to look around. There was a nice museum and gift shop and we could enter the sanctuary. The grounds were smaller than many ...  more »
  • I love visiting the California missions. This one is located in downtown SLO. Metered parking on the street. Well maintained and interesting to go inside the chapel. Museum and gift shop are also on t...  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.
  • Historic, active, Franciscan Mission Catholic Church built in 1772, right in the heart of San Luis Obispo. The town grew around the Mission. The 5th mission built of the 21 California Missions. Docent tours available, gift shop and museum.
  • 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.
  • Our Californian friends have introduced us to the historic places of San Louis Obispo. Great place with explanation tables to teach about the history.

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