Worth the stop. Friendly folks at the desk and great architecture. The mural room is beautiful. Stop and see it in person
About Santa Barbara County Courthouse
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walk up to the top to see the views from the tower. If the courtroom with murals is open stop in to see the walls covered with murals depicting the history of the area.
We only had a few hours to spend in Santa Barbara when we cruised from Vancouver to Los Angeles and the courthouse was at the top of my list to see. We just took the city transit and didn’t take a tour. We walked from...More
A interesting building with a pretty garden. However the highlight was climbing the clocktower to see how the clock works and then admiring the view over the city.
Huge early Spanish colonial style multistory building that dominates the city skyscape in a pleasant way. Large green spaces surrounding it. This is what California public buildings should look like!
Inside the actual court room is a wonderful mural showing the arrival of the Spanish to this area. The view from the clock tower gives one a clear view of the entire town. In the grassy area behind the court house there are movies shown...More
We climbed to the top of the clock tower--worth the climb as the room housing the clock mechanism has glass walls. The views were worth it (you can see the Mission) and there are elevators. I loved all the tile work, the decorative iron doors...More
I live here and ALWAYS take my visitors here and also suggest it to folks on the street. Beautiful building and a majestic view from the clock tower. Many fine details throughout the building
Santa Barbara is a beautifully designed city, and the courthouse is one of the more notable buildings. With its open, manicured lawns and Spanish style exterior, it feels very pleasant and peaceful to walk through. Old murals and paintings adorn the interior and help to...More
Rather than spend your time waiting in line for the metal detector and be parted from your important papers, when you have business in the Santa Barbara County Courthouse, you are allowed to keep your humanity. Grand and pleasant courtrooms and efficient clerks make your...More