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Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
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2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
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+1 805-682-4713
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Mission with very well preserved facilities. This mission was founded on December 1786 by Padre Fermín Lasuén.

Thank Miguelvaldez
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is an interesting place with a self-guided walking tour of gardens, chapel etc. Only issue is that there are lots of other good places to see, so I would only go if had time to fill.

Thank Raydimarco
Reviewed 6 days ago

Very disappointed as we finally made our way using bus transportation to mission from cruise, only to have the chapel and the grounds (cemetery, etc.) shut down for a wedding. When we walked out after only a short tour through the museum, they were offering...More

Thank Denise T
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was unsure what to expect but is worth the self-guided tour. Having been to Europe, much in USA doesn’t seem that old and significant but this is. Another set of stories of how Indians got messed over but seems the Missions were better friend than...More

Thank krsoregon
Reviewed 1 week ago

Mission Santa Barbara is definitely worth a visit if you are in Santa Barbara. Admission includes a self-guided walking tour through gardens, the old mission church and a museum. There are markers to explain the historical significance of artifacts and artwork. I found the experience...More

Thank Cassidy144
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just admire this beautiful mission from the exterior and walked around the grounds. One can visit inside of the mission, but time did not permit us to visit inside the mission.

Thank Ed J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We did the self guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed the serenity of the place. The museum has a lot of interesting exhibits.

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Mission was founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén on December 4, 1786, the feast day of Saint Barbara. It is the tenth Spanish mission and one of the most popular to visit along with San Juan Capistrano. The church altar and statues in the alcoves...More

Thank Tim D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Interesting cultural place to visit when you’re in Santa Barbara. Around $9 to enter and it’s a good tour with lots of interesting things to learn. Worth a visit!

Thank Alex A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The grounds are beautiful and the tour/museum is interesting. It doesn’t take long to thoroughly explore the mission.

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DrAudreyReed
July 5, 2018|
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Response from teach2016 | Reviewed this property |
I agree - call the SB tourist bureau.
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LisaMB313
July 4, 2018|
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Response from 196janicem | Reviewed this property |
We rented a car but from SBA airport the beach area and hotels is pretty close. We drove up in the hills and did some other site seeing. There is a touring trolley to many of the attractions, but not sure of the price... More
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Sandra W
August 17, 2017|
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Response from DrAudreyReed | Reviewed this property |
The entire area is dog friendly for well behanved dogs. Bring your own poop bags and doggie water. Service Dogs can walk thru the tour portion of the mission. We are very conscious dog parents, one of us opted out during... More
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