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Address: 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2099
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+1 805-568-2220
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08:00 - 17:00
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Mon - Fri 08:00 - 17:00
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Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style,...

Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.

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A MUST-SEE FOR EVERYONE!

I just wrote a letter to my Australian friends who are planning a trip to the US and hopefully Santa Barbara, in which I praised the Courthouse as being an awesome example of the... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Santa Barbara, California
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I just wrote a letter to my Australian friends who are planning a trip to the US and hopefully Santa Barbara, in which I praised the Courthouse as being an awesome example of the Spanish influence in Santa Barbara. He is an architect so he will be amazed and delighted by this building! I really enjoy the beauty of the... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful garden setting, calm atmosphere and simple Spanish Style Architecture! Santa Barbara landmark

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Vancouver, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Fantastic views from the roof. Definitely worth a tour on a nice, sunny day. very cool old clock mechanism display for the 4 public clocks. That sounds nerdy when I read it, but it was pretty cool. Cool historical murals inside some courtrooms A unique courthouse considering it is the actual courthouse in use.

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Thank esardy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Gorgeous spanish architecture, tile, frescoes, landscape! Great view from top! Nice little gift store. A must see in SB!

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Chicago
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This didn't seem interesting when several people mentioned this as a tourist destination, but I changed my mind once I got there. It is worth the climb and the view is spectacular We parked kiddie-corner from the courthouse and it was free in the parking garage if you stayed less than 75 minutes. We did it in 30 minutes. There... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It's a small place but I really like it, and also the view was so amazing, you can see the sunset there

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Arcadia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

It was raining outside but it's beautiful inside and outside. It is court house so there were real trials are in session! Cool! The building is a beautiful! It was worth to come in the raining day.

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Worth a visit. This courthouse has beautiful architecture somewhat reminiscent of Seville in Andalusia, Spain. Beautiful facades surrounded by lovely and peaceful gardens: wished we had our camera. The courthouse was closed on Christmas Day when we visited, but apparently the view from the clock tower is gorgeous.

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Thank CLColbert
Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to get a taste of classic Santa Barbara Architecture, this is the first place to visit! From the architecture, to the gardens, to the view from the clocktower, this is a must see.

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Glen Ellyn, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I toured the court house as part of a restaurant walking tour. The view from the top is beautiful...much history and beautiful wall paintings are worth the visit.

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