Mission San Luis Obispo Padres

In the garden of Mission San Luis Obispo there is a list of all padres/priests who have served at the mission from its founding to today. In the interest of ease of access I have recorded all of those names and present them here in a list that mimics the various plaques the original names […]

Mission San Luis Obispo History

History In Brief Founded: 1 September 1772 by Saint Junípero Serra Named for: Saint Luis, Bishop of Toulouse Number in Series: 5th Indian Name: Tishlini Brand: Detail December 1769: On the return leg of their expedition to find Monterey, the Portolá expedition was in need of food. At a marshy valley they encountered an area […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Fiestas

The missions have always been the center of activities for the area where the missions were established. This continues to today and many missions have various fiestas and festivals. Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa is no exception… I Madonnari (renamed to Via dei Colori SLO) This festival is an Italian chalk art festival. It […]

Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

Picture taken 1:35pm 8 Jul 2001 Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa was founded 1 September 1772 (5th in order) by Saint Junípero Serra. The mission is named for Saint Luis, Bishop of Toulouse. The Native American name for the region was Tishlini. The mission is the halfway point in the chain and is often […]

Santa Margarita Asistencia

Front Picture taken 2:39pm 28 Feb 2012Back Picture taken 2:45pm 28 Feb 2012 Santa Margarita de Cortona was a sub-mission of Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa. It was established around 1787 as a means of serving a concentration of Chumash Indians in the area. Some of the original walls still stand, incorporated into a […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Map

For the moment, the only map I have covers the current Mission. The rooms on the left are a senior center, a residence, and the parish resource center. At the back is a youth center and garage. The area behind the church is the rectory. There is a garden and parish gathering center with BBQ […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Plaza

We’re going to start the tour from Mission Plaza. If you managed to park in the Mission parking lot then this will likely be the end of the tour for you. Picture taken 2:15pm 8 Jul 2001 Walking along the plaza from Broad Street toward Chorro Street your first view of the Mission is the […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Museum

The museum for the Mission is a few rooms gotten to through the gift shop. The gift shop is entered through a small door almost hidden at the front of the church just at the top of the stairs from the plaza. Watch your step going in; the door is narrow and there are steps […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Church

Below you should see a rotating panorama of the complete inside of the Mission Church. You should be able to click on the panorama to stop the rotation at any point and then drag the mouse left, right, up, or down to see any specific area. If you have a mouse wheel, it should be […]

Mission San Luis Obispo Garden

As you walk around the lush garden area be certain to look down as well as around. Even the bricks on the walkway carry designs. Picture taken 3:05pm 8 Jul 2001 While the area is small, there are a number of things to view back in the garden. Look for the small fountain, a statue […]