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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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Nice view of history

A nice, accessible facility that gives a good overview of the history of the missions in the area. The museum is a bit small, but allows you to enter and see the church, the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Elmsford, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

While the church sanctuary was interesting and contained some interesting artistic works, by and large, the Mission did not have as many or as varied a Collection as I had expected. The $7.00 admission fee promised more than it delivered. In retell inc the story of the building and running of the mission, they still whitewash the harsh treatment of... More 

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Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

A nice, accessible facility that gives a good overview of the history of the missions in the area. The museum is a bit small, but allows you to enter and see the church, the cemetery , the Moreton Bay Fig tree and other areas. Free Parking on site, and a lovely Rose Garden in the city park next door.

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Seattle
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Your visit to mission begins in the gift shop. Then you go through a small door through the interior garden and a small museum. This leads you to a cemetery and finally the church itself. The church is lovely and the rose garden in front of the mission impressive. However, I get the feeling that it is an uneasy marriage... More 

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San Diego, California
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

I wanted to visit the Mission after reading a review somewhere saying you haven't visited Santa Barbara if you've haven't seen the Old Mission Santa Barbara. This site is where Santa Barbara all began and to think it has been around since the 1700s is just fascinating. The grounds are just beautiful and overlooking beautiful Santa Barbara and the Pacific... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW via mobile

The mission absolutely beautiful. This historic building is a must see while in SB. The Spanish architecture is amazing. The grounds are lush with beautiful rose gardens. A great place to have a picnic lunch, throw the football or whatever. Just a great spot to take the family and enjoy a casual SB day and drink the beauty of this... More 

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Tacoma, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We road bikes from the beach to the Old Mission. It was a great bike ride on a beautiful day. We didn't actually take the self-guided tour, just looked around and then hopped back on our bikes for our next stop. The Old Mission is worth taking a look at; interesting historical information and it is a beautiful site.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

Walk yourself though this 200+ year old mission to learn the amazing history behind the influence of these early missionaries on the development of Santa Barbara. Limited guided tours available, everyone should catch the 30-minute video first. Take your time and take it in, especially the view down the hill to the sea. We did not visit the botanical gardens... More 

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Northern CA
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Santa Barbara was one of our ports of call during our 7 day Princess cruise along the California coast. We decided to walk all the way from the marina to the mission via State street. State street is a main artery for SB and has tons of shopping, restaurants, etc. It’s about 3 miles each way. The mission is large... More 

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Pasadena, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Enjoyed a nice self guided tour and learned quite a bit about the local history. It was an enjoyable time and I would recommend taking an hour or two out of your vacation to stop by.

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Arvada, Colorado
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Certainly a place to visit if you have time in Santa Barbara. Very nice building and some interesting history. It is nothing fancy and no fancy technology for the tour, but you know what, that is OK.. It is meant to be a relaxing place and it is. Take you time, walk around and just enjoy it for what it... More 

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