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Address: 2201 Laguna Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105
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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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The Queen of Missions is worthy of its name. Lot to absorb and see and the gardens/grounds are just magnificent. Santa Barbara at its best. Worth the trip to visit and see the... read more

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Arlington
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Queen of Missions is worthy of its name. Lot to absorb and see and the gardens/grounds are just magnificent. Santa Barbara at its best. Worth the trip to visit and see the history of Santa Barbara. Lunch by the Rose Garden,soccer in the fields and a place to run and laugh. Delightful.

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Definitely a must if visiting Santa Barbara. Walking self guided tour is full of California history. Great little gift shop with nice souvenirs. Having three daughters that all studied the Missions in 4th grade we have a fun little collection of ornaments from each Mission. Memorial Day weekend is an amazing display of Italian street art in front of the... More 

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Hubbard, Ohio
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I would recommend going on the tour through the Mission. The garden in the center of the mission were very well done. You will also be able to see original tombstones on the tour. The last part of the tour you will walk through old sleeping quarters and rooms of the previous monks. A must see in Santa Barbara.

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Dallas, Texas
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Spanish Mission. Pretty grounds, well preserved mission church, good background video. Admission charged--believe it was $9 adults, $7 senior. Worth that price.

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San Marcos, California
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

If possible go on the docent-led tour. Our docent, Tom Mackey, was fantastic. Made the tour informative and fun.

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Charlottenlund, Denmark
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A historical monument of a time when colonialism and chrstianity went hand in hand to exploit the indegenous people and grap-land. Well kept and informative posters

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

A self-guided tour of the grounds and the church was very nice. We arrived just as a wedding was ending in the church so got to see the bride and groom and wedding party.....all adding to the festivity of the mission

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Florida
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up living behind the Mission, and it wasn't until I had moved away and came back as an adult that I realized the beauty of Santa Barbara. The history involed with the Mission is what makes it special. Knowing about the chain of missions built throughout Southern California, the local Chumash, the link to the book "Island of... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was my first visit to Santa Barbara Mission. It is in a beautiful location up on the hill and that itself is already wonderful. We went into the mission and everything was very interesting. Plenty of signs to follow on our own self guided tour. It's a beautiful mission that is very well maintained. The grounds are gorgeous and... More 

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Maybe I'm jaded because I've seen all the amazing churches in Europe, but I was not impressed. It's a church. There's a park in front of it. If you have time to kill, then visit, but don't make a special trip.

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