Old Mission San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo

Old Mission San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo (must see)

Situated on Palm Street, Mission San Luis Obispo is a Parish church founded in 1772. Throughout the years the building underwent modifications to its structure. Thus, the mission named after Saint Louis, the Bishop of Toulouse in France, gained a new portico at the very end of the 18th century and a wooden siding was added in the 1870s. Having built mills, residences, soldiers’ barracks and farming complexes, the Mission played an important role in the development of the area. Its modest, yet charming façade is San Luis’ most celebrated historical landmark. Today, the mission is home to a congregation of more than two thousand families.

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Old Mission San Luis Obispo on Map

Sight Name: Old Mission San Luis Obispo
Sight Location: San Luis Obispo, USA (See walking tours in San Luis Obispo)
Sight Type: Religious
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Walking Tours in San Luis Obispo, California

Create Your Own Walk in San Luis Obispo

Create Your Own Walk in San Luis Obispo

Creating your own self-guided walk in San Luis Obispo is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
San Luis Obispo Introduction Walking Tour

San Luis Obispo Introduction Walking Tour

San Luis Obispo is a lovely Californian city with strong Spanish heritage. In the very heart of the city there is Mission Plaza named so after the Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa founded by the Spaniards in 1700s. Not far off is another popular and somewhat weird attraction, called Bubblegum Alley, and the San Luis Obispo Museum of Art showcasing works of contemporary Californian artists. Nearby...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.7 Km or 1.7 Miles
San Luis Obispo Museums and Galleries Tour

San Luis Obispo Museums and Galleries Tour

San Luis Obispo is a charming city located midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles on the Central Coast. The city has plenty of activities and things to do for its international visitors. Numerous art galleries and fascinating museum exhibitions reflect the city’s history, culture and heritage. The following waking tour will guide you to the most popular cultural venues of San Luis Obispo.

Tour Duration: 1 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 0.6 Km or 0.4 Miles