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El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park
123 E Canon Perdido Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93101
805-965-0093
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Ranked #30 of 58 Attractions in Santa Barbara
Type: State Parks, Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Outdoors
Activities: City walk sightseeing
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Duluth, Georgia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Skip it”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2011 via mobile

I took an author's advise since he had written many articles on the area. Being from out of town I didn't know any better. Wish I had gone to the Mission. The only good part was the gentleman at the register. He was so animated and excited about the site that he convinced my boys that it would be great. Maybe if he had continued on the walking tour with us we would have seen it in the same light.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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299 helpful votes 299 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2011

After visiting Old Mission Santa Barbara first, this one fails in comparison but it is still worth the visit and packed with history. Sorry to see that at one time they didn't find it important enough to keep and much of the walls and other places were destroyed over the years.

Much of what remains are some of the original structure, the cathedral, kitchen, padre's quarters and a dining area. There are also multiple excavations that are going on at the property.

This attractions is in walking distance to other attractions in Santa Barbara and restaurants as well.

Visited April 2011
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