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It's always nice to get to know a city starting from the downtown area. This is when you come across Old Mission Santa Barbara. What a lovely experience it was to explore this beautifully kept building. You'll see old black and white images in the corridors of what it used to be…
It was closed when we visited but the outside grounds alone are worth the visit. Very beautiful! Recommend
Self guided tour took about thirty minutes. It was ok. We have visited several missions before so Mission Santa Barbara was comparable, noting really special.
Beautiful building, did not take the tour or see the museum, but the grounds were beautiful and the cemetery was particularly interesting with its' abalone shell grave decorations. It is also the burial site for Fr, Junipero Serra.
$10 entry. Very good visit. Large complex. loved the painted walls. Cemetary with large fig, nice central garden. Only one with twin bell towers. Watch your timing if you want to go in the church to avoid services. We went on a Saturday and passed it again on the Sunday and it…