Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa, San Luis Obispo

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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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  • 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... 
    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...  more »
  • Great place to go, Everything is free and museum is just great. Very nice grounds and they do offer free tours. 
    Great place to go, Everything is free and museum is just great. Very nice grounds and they do offer free tours.  more »
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  • Beautiful mission church in the heart of the town. Sunday mass was wonderful to mind. Dress up for the weather. Learning the history of the church makes you feel thankful to early settlers for the sacrifice and sufferings. Walk around the church. Lots of shops and restaurants. nearby. Good size parking lot with wheelchair parking too.
  • The Mission is open to all people. It is a place of great beauty and sanctity. I had come to this sacred area to find the “Cross” on the rock wall that was built along a section of Broad St and continues up Palm. Consider finding the cross a pilgrimage.

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