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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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Walking In footsteps of the monks.

This is one of the best old missions I have visited. As seniors we paid 6$ each for a map that guided us around and told of times long ago. It was founded in 1786 and was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Olrando
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

This is one of the best old missions I have visited. As seniors we paid 6$ each for a map that guided us around and told of times long ago. It was founded in 1786 and was fascinating showing many old tools etc. Parking is ample and free. Adults pay 8 dollars and children 5-17 pay 3 dollars. Easy walk... More 

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Mesa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

A friend and I decided to take the self guided tour ($8 each). I'm sure we could have learned much more of the history had we taken the guided tour ($12), but we didn't have a lot of time to spend there. The self guided tour took us through the sacred gardens and into the cemetery. The architecture was gorgeous... More 

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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Santa Barbara Mission is a must see if you have never been there before. Take the self guided tour is worth taking and reasonably priced. A visit to the mission and tour help provide an understanding of California's history.

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Huntington, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Liked his well maintained it is and easily accessible. Interesting and similar to 3 other missions I've visited.

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California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Kids and adults enjoyed the mission. Inexpensive, and we stayed far longer than I thought. Would have loved a more informational brochure, but to be fair, we didn't even step into the gift shop, so one could have been available.

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Edmonds, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

One of the missions of Padre Junipero Serra, and the only one with twin bell towers. Wonderful location for weddings, photos, and the like.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Die Santa Barbara Mission, aso known as queen of missions, is one of the highlights when visiting Santa Barabar, and one of the really impressive missions, in terms of size and relevane . Take a guided tour to learn more about the life of the Franciscans and the Native Indians (Chumash) at the time of builiding the mission. Great lesson... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

I thoroughly enjoyed my serene walk through Old Mission Santa Barbara. There is just something incredibly wonderful about this place. It could be the history behind it, it could be the stories behind it, it could be the architectural beauty that it is. I opted for the $8 self guided walking tour. They hand you a map of the place... More 

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Placerville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA - is a beautiful example of the architecture of it's time. One of the 21 missions set up by the Padres along the coast of CA. A great place to visit and see the way of life back during that time in CA history. Great for the whole family.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Nice place, the old Franciscan Mission is very well maintained. You can feel the Spanish culture and the hard times for both Spanish priests, soldiers and Indian people. Very good place to know about Spain and USA.

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