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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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ho hum this is not worth the trip

Ok no disrespect to the padre.. but this is not worth the trip. The setting is interesting and the... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Sally J
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Saint Louis, Missouri, United States
San Luis Obispo

Beautiful area by the mission. Unfortunately the lovely river walk has been taking over by the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
tamara1
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huntington beach, california
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (41 reviews)
“active church” (14 reviews)
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751 Palm St, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401-3521
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"gift shop"
in 41 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 16 reviews
"historical museum"
in 6 reviews
"early california"
in 5 reviews
"worth a visit"
in 16 reviews
"downtown slo"
in 21 reviews
"self guided"
in 5 reviews
"great history"
in 7 reviews
"step back in time"
in 6 reviews
"middle of town"
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Ok no disrespect to the padre.. but this is not worth the trip. The setting is interesting and the town is fun to see (for a few hours), but I would not make an extra trip to SLO just to see the mission. I think...More

Thank Sally J
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful area by the mission. Unfortunately the lovely river walk has been taking over by the mentally ill and or drug addicted. Not a safe place to walk even in day light. Stay away from this area

Thank tamara1
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

This mission was founded in 1772 and is well worth seeing. They have a free tour daily at 1:15 and is really necessary to find out about the Mission itself and how it got there and who built it, etc. They have the 3 original...More

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Reviewed 23 April 2018

The church is very well kept and the worship area is L sharped and the largest of the Missions we have visited in the Southwest. The museum and gift shop are very nice and quite large. The garden although not huge is nicely done. We...More

Thank Roger R
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

The mission is now officially the center of downtown San Luis Obispo. We went first thing in the morning and it was very quiet. Only meter parking ion the streets. The church is open for visitors to view. We walked around the mission grounds and...More

1  Thank Angeles
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Reviewed 14 April 2018 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 .

Thank drmader
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Reviewed 14 April 2018

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 29 March 2018

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

1  Thank GOTTA-GO-THERE-2
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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.

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Reviewed 12 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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