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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.
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2201 Laguna St, Santa Barbara, CA 93105-3611
+1 805-682-4713
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a wonderfully preserved old mission of the Early California period. Built in the late 1700's or early 1800's.

Thank Ricardo F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the mission/church on 2 previous occasions. This past week, I finally paid for the tour. It was 7 dollars for seniors. I had no idea that there was a cemetery behind the mission and a museum until this visit. It was well...More

1  Thank Travelgrandmom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the rich history and self guided tour of this mission. The introductory film was very good at providing the history of this site, the only mission in continuous use in the U.S.

Thank Phyllis54
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister's and I had the Old Mission on our must see list and were not disappointed. Excellent display of history, art and culture.

Thank shirl0118
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this as part of the not so scenic drive and it's a little gem. Very reasonably priced for the tour and a tranquil place to spend an hour

Thank Shazcards
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice visit and fascinating to learn the history of white person settlement in this area. Once again, it's a bummer how we treated the indigenous folks. Th mission portrays it as clearly helping them make a better life, but it sounded like their life was...More

Thank massiek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have seen other missions in CA and most of the missions in San Antonio. They all have their own magic, but this one has a unique vibrancy as it is an active mission in the middle of the beautiful town of Santa Barbara. The...More

Thank Brad D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Santa Barbara is home to one of 21 mission buildings established in California by the Spanish as it sought to secure territory in America. It's such a key part of the town's history that it has to be visited by any tourist to get a...More

Thank Damien W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Well worth a visit - worth walking if staying in SB as some great houses and gardens en route. Did the self guide tour and found it fascinating - the place itself just exudes a lovely peaceful calmness.

1  Thank woodies-uk
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came here both during the day and in the evening. Well worth a stop at any time of the day. Beautiful place.

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17 August 2017|
Response from Niek W | Reviewed this property |
dogs cannot enter the mission, it is a functional church. the grounds should be fine if you keep it on the dog collar
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Response from Diane M | Reviewed this property |
not far from the harbour, totally doable
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.