Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
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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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startwiththeendinmin
Calgary, Canada261 contributions
Nov 2023 • Couples
Definitely worth a stop. Museum has lots of historical artifacts and provides a good summary of the history

Stops by to cool off, relax and learn something.
Written 10 November 2023
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JBRetired
Apple Valley, CA472 contributions
Oct 2023 • Couples
Like the other missions this one has its own unique look. This mission features an excellent museum and pretty but smaller garden. The church with its addition is quite large. Be sure to walk out front for another well kept area . If you can go on the 1:15 free tour it’s about 45 minutes and meets on the front steps. We had Maurice who was very informative.
Written 13 October 2023
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beth ann k
Halstead, KS1,792 contributions
May 2023
We took part of a tour with a docent, and it was excellent. The docent then answered questions and helped with lunch places . The museum and grounds are nice too.
Written 17 May 2023
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phvi2617
Anaheim, CA503 contributions
Feb 2023 • Solo
This is probably one of the more picturesque mission churches, situated on a lovely plaza right in the middle of San Luis Obispo. The chapel interior is simple yet refined, and it has a unique L-shaped layout. The museum is a little on the small side, and given the mission's location, it was a bit crowded.
Written 10 April 2023
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Jim B
Grapeview, WA1,377 contributions
Feb 2023 • Couples
We have visited many of the California missions and found this one to be pleasant to visit, but not at the top of the list. With that said, it is nice to see that it is still an active church.

The gardens out back are nice but not as private and tranquil as some with a parking lot right up against them.

The mission church is a nice place to sit and be quiet for awhile.
Written 16 February 2023
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sharrongeg
Henderson, NV3,267 contributions
Nov 2022
We have visited nearly all of the California missions. Today, we were a tad late for the tour, but walked around the grounds. Then we opted to have dinner and went back after dark. Several homeless individuals were sleeping (or in sleeping bags) around the front of the mission. Made me a bit uncomfortable.
Written 16 November 2022
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Minootravels
44 contributions
Jul 2022
Small mission; not much to see. Parking is very difficult. There was a wedding event so we didn't get to see the chapel.
Written 8 July 2022
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NJCricketer
NJ525 contributions
Jun 2022
We had limited time but wanted to stop and see this Mission. We were late for the 11 am tour so waited for the 1.15 one (with Chuck) and he did an excellent job. One is always competing with the parking meter and have seen the meter maid give tickets so it is always wise to not default. Learned a bit about the mission and its activities.
Written 20 June 2022
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tsic
boston108 contributions
Mar 2022
Great place to go, Everything is free and museum is just great. Very nice grounds and they do offer free tours.
Written 1 April 2022
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Adventurers8
Johnson City, TN318 contributions
Mar 2022
We enjoyed our visit to both the Church and the Museum, the Mission Church is different from other missions both in shape and decoration. The museum was very interesting with many artifacts and interesting pictures.
Written 24 March 2022
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