Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Local nameMission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa
LocationSan Luis Obispo County, California, USA

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is a Spanish mission founded in 1772 by Father Junípero Serra in San Luis Obispo, California. Named after Saint Louis of Anjou, the bishop of Toulouse, the mission is the namesake of San Luis Obispo. Today, it offers tours of the beautiful church, gardens, school and small museum that holds a collection of its artifacts. Unlike other California missions, the San Luis Obispo Mission is open to the public every day of the year and is still a very popular parish for the town's Catholic community.

The Mission of San Luis Obispo is unusual in its design, in that its combination of belfry and vestibule are found nowhere else among the California missions. Like other churches, the main nave is short and narrow, but at the San Luis Obispo Mission, there is a secondary nave of almost equal size situated to the right of the altar, making it the only L-shaped mission church in California.

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More information and contact

Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mission_San_Luis_Obispo_de_Tolosa

Official website http://www.missionsanluisobispo.org/

Email office@oldmissionslo.org

Phone +1 805 781 8220

Address 751 Palm Street, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401, USA

Coordinates 35°16'50.461" N -120°39'51.723" E

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