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Old Mission Santa Barbara

2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
+1 805-682-4713
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Visitors can tour this historic Franciscan mission that features twin bell towers and lovely gardens.
  • Excellent55%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“rose garden” (123 reviews)
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2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
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"self guided tour"
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"rose garden"
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"california history"
in 86 reviews
"catholic church"
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"island of the blue dolphins"
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"gift shop"
in 79 reviews
"native americans"
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"memorial day weekend"
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"chumash indians"
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"great history"
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"grounds are beautiful"
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"lots of history"
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"small museum"
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"queen"
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"mass"
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"chalk"
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"franciscan"
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Reviewed yesterday

Only stopped for about half an hour on a coach trip . Lovely building there's a fish pond, nice garden with some cactus type plants, mission bell , gift shop and toilets

Thank helensims61
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Worth the visit, great pictures out nice history. Beautiful building, didn't take the tour but would have liked to see the gardens.

Thank bigmarklambert
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a great example of an old mission and certainly worth a visit. It really doesn't cost much to get in and you can spend an hour or so here. You just follow signs that direct you on a course through the mission and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Santa Barbara's Mission is well preserved and larger than the neighboring missions. Its a must see if you are in the area and like historical sites.

Thank amaloyan
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful church! We came during mother's day and they handed each mother a carnation. The choir sounded beautifully and the organ a great surprise.

Thank emlazo
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful mission and grounds, history displays were excellent. We visited on Memorial weekend when many chalk displays graced the walkway at the front of the mission, adding to the experience.

Thank tracy a
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful mission. Don't miss it if you are in Santa Barbara. The gardens are really nice. Don't miss it

Thank CaroleP1947
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you're a Catholic, Mass at the Mission is a must if you're in S.B. As a local, I love to go to the Mission on a clear moonlit night, and reflect on the mercy which the Divine Christ dispensed to the undeserving humanity of...More

Thank Craig R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in to visit a piece of history-colonization of the west by the church. It is quiet and well-preserved; a nice mix of outdoor and interior exhibits. Very large gift shop considering how small the mission is!

Thank Henry B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Loved visiting the Old Mission. It is on a hill with fabulous views looking down on the city and water with the mountains in the background. Great to just walk around or pay the minimal fee to walk through the mission and a small museum....More

Thank Suzy P
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Sandra W
17 August 2017|
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Response from shirl0118 | Reviewed this property |
I didn't see any dogs while we were there. Probably allowed outside on leashes but no real walking areas of grass.
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Ellibelli55
10 April 2017|
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
not far from the harbour, totally doable
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Traveler3664
17 December 2016|
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Response from ajbabyboomer | Reviewed this property |
It was first built in 1786 but rebuilt after earthqaukes around 1812. It was rebuilt again after an earthquake in 1920.
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