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“Amazing Experience I was moved by my visit!”

Old Mission Santa Barbara
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Owner description: Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
Scottsdale, Arizona
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“Amazing Experience I was moved by my visit!”
Reviewed December 1, 2013

This is a Holy site so keep that in mind when visiting. I love the architecture and the Spanish Mission Style is best represented by this beautiful Mission. The Chapel is the highlight and the art work within it is world class and the stories that they tell are both informative and spiritually moving. I have to say that this is the most impressive mission in California and very much worth the trip...This is a must see for both a Catholic devout and the historian.....The mosaics in the garden are awesome.....no fee but a donation is appropriate...

Visited July 2013
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Philadelphia Area
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“Great example of a Calif. mission”
Reviewed November 30, 2013

After reading the other reviews it seems we got lucky - no tour buses, no scaffolding; pretty much had the place to ourselves. Beautiful example of the missions in California and they did a great job with the self guided tour - informative and well laid out. Movie was a great overview to better appreciate the rest of what you saw. Also enjoyed the fairly priced items in the gift shop. This is worth a stop.

Visited November 2013
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Santa Barbara, California
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“History, cultural significance, beauty all work D to define the queen of Missions”
Reviewed November 25, 2013 via mobile

Great self guided tour of early days and what it was like from a cultural perspective. The views outward as well as inward can be expansive.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Barbara
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“Great place for history buffs”
Reviewed November 25, 2013

Probably the best preserved California Mission. Still an active church. Beutiful location. Interesting old graveyard and cloister.
Nice to see this mission, Buenaventura Mission and Mission Sta Inez all in one day.

Visited October 2013
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Nashville, Tennessee
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“Mission Santa Barbara”
Reviewed November 18, 2013

One can not take the perfect shot of the outside of the mission due to current renovation work and scaffolding however it is well worth the trip. The mission is in great condition and the self guided tour was both historical and beautiful.

Visited November 2013
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