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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

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Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Phone Number: 805-568-2220
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8:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Activities: Leisure education
Description: Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style...
Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.
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Be sure to go to the roof where you can see all of Santa Barbara. There is a beach view, a mountain view, a mesa view and a riviera view. You will not be disappointed

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to go to the roof where you can see all of Santa Barbara. There is a beach view, a mountain view, a mesa view and a riviera view. You will not be disappointed

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

So many pictures to take, it is good to be digital. The walls speak to the history of the area from the Indians to the landing of the explores. The building is a treasure of architectural features. Take the tour. It is free.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Great to take photos of the city. You get to see the city 360°. You see everything at least my and my boyfriend.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

This would have to be my number 1 'must see' attraction in Santa Barbara. Beautiful Spanish Mission architecture and amazing frescoes on the inside walls of the courthouse. Its a quiet oasis surrounded by beautiful lawn and gardens.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

By chance whilst walking around the court complex of Santa Barbara, we happened upon Tom a volunteer guide and not a native to Santa Barbara. But never the less a man passionate about preserving and describing the Spanish cultural heritage of Santa Barbara. Tom was super informative and friendly.

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Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

This is still a working courthouse and they hold weddings there too. It was Saturday when we went and a wedding was in progress however we were allowed to pop our heads into the main room to view the beautifully painted walls and ceiling. It's well worth a look and is free!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

When you tell people you got married in a courthouse, this typically isn't the place you think of. The place is beautiful. I was skeptical when our photographer told us there were enough places to shoot at the courthouse in the two hours we had her for, but we could have kept shooting for much longer if we'd wanted to.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

The interior of the Courthouse is an exquisite example of Spanish Revival decor with beautiful tiles, wood work, glass and lighting.

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

A must see! Amazing place that looks like it came out of Mexico! The architecture is so beautiful! Inside there are gorgeous paintings of the history of California. As you walk around the building you feel like you are in another time. Every where you look there is incredible works of art and wood work. It's hard to believe that... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

This is the most quaint courthouse you are likely ever to visit. Even open on the weekends for your convenience, it probably is one of the most photographed courthouses you will see. Used in movies and commercials, I bet you will recognize it right away. The classic Santa Barbara look with that recognizable mission-style is fantastic and the gardens are... More 

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Additional Information about Santa Barbara County Courthouse

Address: Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
Phone Number: 805-568-2220
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
Open Hours:
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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