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 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....  more
    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....  more »
  • Small mission; not much to see. Parking is very difficult. There was a wedding event so we didn't get to see the chapel. 
    Small mission; not much to see. Parking is very difficult. There was a wedding event so we didn't get to see the chapel.  more »
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  • This is a nice place to attend daily mass. We went to noon Mass then started for the free tour at 1:15p. You absolutely have to wear a mask while indoors. The priest will make sure of it. He did give me Communion on the mouth; which was great. Pictures I posted include ones I took while on their museum as well. It's downtown near other restaurants.
  • 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.

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