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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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Don’t miss museum and adobe

Gift shop needed Christmas ornaments and Mexican handicrafts like pottery or tiles to purchase and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
drmader
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Orinda, California
via mobile
Nice Piece of History

While you are in downtown SLO it is worth the trip to stop in and visit. It is very authenticate... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Boisenb
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Boise, Idaho
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“gift shop” (40 reviews)
“active church” (14 reviews)
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751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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+1 805-781-8220
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"gift shop"
in 40 reviews
"california history"
in 17 reviews
"active church"
in 14 reviews
"beautiful church"
in 11 reviews
"old church"
in 5 reviews
"museum attached"
in 5 reviews
"sunday mass"
in 5 reviews
"father junipero serra"
in 5 reviews
"small museum"
in 15 reviews
"historical museum"
in 6 reviews
"early california"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"self guided"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 7 reviews
"step back in time"
in 6 reviews
"downtown slo"
in 20 reviews
"middle of town"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gift shop needed Christmas ornaments and Mexican handicrafts like pottery or tiles to purchase and stationary or drawing/pairing of the mission ..but we loved the grounds/bells/gardens and church.. museum was wonderful .

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Reviewed 1 week ago

While you are in downtown SLO it is worth the trip to stop in and visit. It is very authenticate with a small museum. The gardens are very nice.

Thank Boisenb
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Remember: the Missions are restored historic sites, and while this is still a working parish, the mission interior might seem spare - even disappointing. However, this is how the original mission appeared, so it is an authentic restoration and quite lovely in its simplicity. The...More

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

For our last stop to the Central Coast, I took our group of five to see this active church and Mission. Well preverved, with a garden and small museum on grounds. On Sunday check out the service schedule.

Thank joepaulsenngoro2
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Reviewed 11 March 2018

I have visited 10 of the Missions so far and this one ranks right up there. So well maintained and staff is very knowlegible and dedicated

Thank friardomer
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

This is one of the nicest and user friendly of the California Missions. It is still working as a functional church and the attached displays of mission time history well documented and easy to visit.. The staff is extremely friendly and happy to assist with...More

Thank martinezcm
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

The original mission has survived to our days and still serves as a parish church. The interior is very spare and is laid out as an L with two long wings. It is bright which makes if feel very peaceful.

Thank cgny1fwd
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Reviewed 4 March 2018

Docents give guided tours to visitors. Times are posted on front of Church. Mass schedules are also posted out front.

Thank 62casey
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

The mission is small but well kept. The gardens are beautiful. Parking is limited but during the right time f day it is not hard to find. It is great to have these historic monuments still available for us to see.. Make it a promise...More

Thank Victor M
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Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

This very nice well kept Catholic Church is very historic and worth a visit. The grounds are nice too.

Thank Don H
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