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Old Mission Santa Barbara

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Address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-682-4713
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Description: Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell...
Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
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We visited the Mission and were impressed with how well they have maintained the structure and grounds. It is a beautiful working mission and the artifacts are beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kansas City, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We visited the Mission and were impressed with how well they have maintained the structure and grounds. It is a beautiful working mission and the artifacts are beautifully displayed and explained. We enjoyed the introductory film. It is well set up for a self-guided tour. Since we were there on a Sunday morning, we had to wait to visit the... More 

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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Our family (mom/dad, kids 11/13 yrs & grandparents) spent about 3 hours touring the Mission. We had a great time learning the history of Santa Barbara and the Chumash people, taking photographs around the grounds, etc. well worth a visit!

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Phoenix, Arizona
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Be sure to take the tour and enjoy all the history of this most beautiful landmark. The architecture is stunning and many of the very early furnishings have been preserved. There is a movie that runs continuously that will entertain the entire family.

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

We were there for the chalk art after Memorial Day. Just beautiful! It stays until rain or wind blows it away. Afterwards, drive up into the mountains. The museum in the mission is fascinating. They have a picnic area to sit and enjoy the beautiful lawn. Such a great way to spend a morning! There is plenty of parking. Don't... More 

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Mesa, AZ
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW via mobile

If you have an interest in California history or just history in general this is worth the time. Beautiful old mission dating to 1785 is in remarkable shape. The grounds are beautiful and the history remarkable. The old grave yard is very cool and has a couple of those beautiful Magnolia trees . Worth a hour of your time, costs... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Well kept place, with a historic feel to it......paid attraction of course so if you like to delve into the missionary history of California, go ahead!

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went to Catholic mass at the Old Mission parish...the church was beautiful and the mass was wonderful. They have a large gift shop that is worth visiting for religious gifts. The chalk artwork outside the mission is beautiful as well.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

A self guided tour, and basic at that. But it is a good introduction to the relationship between the Spanish Government and the Catholic Church in the establishment of Spanish rule in California. Parking is easy and it's good value for money.

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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 Mission oozes history, Spanish, Mexican, American, Native Indians and British! It tells a wonderful story too. The gardens are lovely and cemetery interesting. There was a wedding being held there when we visited. The Trolley bus was perfect for getting there.

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The Old Mission is a dependably relaxing and beautiful experience. The gardens are the high point of the visit. Plan to spend some extra time in each of the three gardens. The tour and museum do nothing to add to the majesty of the Old Mission. It speaks for itself

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Address: Address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-682-4713
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

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