Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa

The Mission San Luis Obispo was another of my favorite missions that I visited. Founded in 1772, San Luis Obispo was the fifth of the twenty-one California missions; the existing church dates from 1793-1794. Though the church has the short, narrow nave typical of mission churches, it also has a second nave set at a right angle to the first. This L-shaped design is unique among mission churches. The Mission San Luis Obispo also boasts gorgeous gardens and lawns that are open to the public.

Length of nave looking towards altar, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Length of nave looking towards altar, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Balcony looking back from near altar, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Balcony looking back from near altar, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Courtyard and gardens with bells, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Courtyard and gardens with bells, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Trellis with grapevines, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Trellis with grapevines, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Grapes on trellis, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Grapes on trellis, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Door in quadrangle with juniper lintel, Mission San Luis Obispo, California

Door in quadrangle with juniper lintel, Mission San Luis Obispo, California