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Address: 2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
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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Historical Gem

The $12.00 donation is well worth the money. Be sure to watch the introductory video before touring the mission. The gardens are lovely and the grave yard is very peaceful even... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The $12.00 donation is well worth the money. Be sure to watch the introductory video before touring the mission. The gardens are lovely and the grave yard is very peaceful even with all of the visitors. The chapel is beautiful.

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Essex
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well worth a visit to see this lovely building and better understand the history of the area. The visit includes the church, Cemetary and original buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice place to spend a few hours! Gives lots of information about the history of the mission. Went with my mother and husband. I think it is interesting for adults but children may not find it as engaging.

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Lacey, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

History abounds throughout this beautiful mission. We took the self-guided tour and thoroughly enjoyed our walk through the buildings, gardens, and cemetery. Not far from downtown Santa Barbara with picnic grounds and a small gift shop.

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Sheffield(UK)
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A must visit place when in Santa Barbara. It must be one of the most photographed buildings with the beautiful Santa Ynez mountains as a backdrop. Very popular and very busy. Get there early to avoid the crowds and the heat of the mid-day sun.

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Lincoln, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A landmark mission. What an experience to see what the early missionaries went through. This is still an active mission with daily service.

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Liberty Township, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We love historic places so we just had to check out the Old Mission. It did not disappoint. The architecture is so beautiful and the setting magnificent. We enjoyed finding out about the history and founding of the Mission which is still an active part of the community today.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My lovely wife and I have visited most of the California missions over the years, but we have visited Mission Santa Barbara several times. The architecture and the grounds are beautiful, and the museum/tour are interesting and educational. This is a "must see" in Santa Barbara.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is the second old mission we've visited in a day. Comparing it with Santa Ysabel, this one is bigger and more massive. The interior is huge with many artifacts. The surrounding gardens are worth visiting as well. Military & seniors get a discount. Many opportunities for photo shoots, both inside and outside the mission. Clean restrooms are available as... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A lovely drop in. A small fee to look around and very peaceful and well done. The exhibits are comprehensive and views stunning

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