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“Nice well organized tour.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Old Mission Santa Barbara

Old Mission Santa Barbara
2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
805-682-4713
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Owner description: Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
Chicago, Illinois
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“Nice well organized tour.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Beautiful grounds and well maintained property. Very efficient self-guided tour. Worth a tour, and you can do quickly or spend as much time as you want.

Visited September 2013
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“One of a kind”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

The only one in the Mission system with two sets of bells. Easy to get to and worth the trip. We were on a tour bus and could only stay for a short time, but could have stayed longer.

Visited September 2013
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“Don't miss this”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

No visit to Santa Barbara would be complete without a stop at the Old Mission. The architecture is stunning, and you are immersed in living history the moment you arrive. The staff is very friendly and helpful as well.

Visited July 2013
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“worth the time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We got lucky and showed up right at the time of a guided tour. It is only $2 more per person and worth every cent. We got so much more out of the mission with this guide than we would have gotten without him. I believe it starts at 10am and runs for about two hours. On the tour you get to see a few behind the robe things. The history of this mission is amazing. I am so glad we made the time to take the tour on our visit. Highly recommend stopping and see this place in history.

Visited July 2013
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“California History at its best”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

One of the cleaner, updated Missions.
Very nice and close to town.
Worth seeing, especially if you have never visited a mission.

Visited August 2013
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