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Address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
Phone Number: 805-682-4713
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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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Beautiful Historical Mission

For those interested in California missions, and the history of Santa Barbara settlement by early Europeans, this site is a must see. The mission offers tours of the property... read more

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

For those interested in California missions, and the history of Santa Barbara settlement by early Europeans, this site is a must see. The mission offers tours of the property, including the interesting La Huerta garden. Situated just blocks from downtown, visitors will get fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean. There is public parking and a restroom. The SB Trolley provides... More 

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Newark, Delaware
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This was a cool attraction, had a lot of visitors when there, rich history! I would go if you are in the area

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our afternoon doing the self-guided tour of this beautiful, historic Mission. The exhibits are designed to help guide you through the Mission, and we definitely grew in our appreciation of its history. It is serene, and all the visitors behaved respectfully throughout the Mission. You can not help but feel a sense of reverence towards those who lived... More 

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Ventura, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have going to the Santa Barbara Mission since I was a tot. Now I got to take my daughter, my 9 year old grand daughter and two year old grand son. ALL had a great time. The tour costs a few dollars but the money is well spent to see the beams from the 1800's. Includes tour of the... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Definitely worth the visit. Went with our 27-yr old son, who was very glad he went with us. Such a spartan existence, yet still taught and learned from the Indians.Very thought provoking and respectful visit. The dedication of the friars is rather astounding. A lot to learn while enjoying the beauty. Take your time. You will leave with a greater... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

On a very hot day we visited the mission - what a beautiful place with a quiet inner courtyard - one not to miss on your travels in California

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Typical Mission, the real beauty I found to be the grounds out front. The interior is nice too though. This won't take too much time away from your trip but is worth the visit.

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Ridgewood, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is easy to see why this mission is referred to as "The Queen of the California" missions. it is absolutely beautiful. Steeped in history and a center of culture in SB. The grounds are beautiful and the displays are well done & informative. be sure to watch the video while on the tour. Great gift shop.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fr. Junipero Serra of the Franciscans established the Missions of California which were essential outposts leading to the settlement and development of towns and cities from San Diego to San Francisco. The Santa Barbara Mission's gardens and church and outbuildings provide a historical perspective to the whole community, and presents a fantastic view of the city's panorama. The compass position... More 

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Cheyenne, Wyoming
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We love visiting the Mission when we are in SB. My favorite time to visit is at Christmas so we can see the live nativity out front.

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