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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 yesterday

I love the Rose Garden down across the lawn in front of the Old Mission. It is planted with so many different varieties of roses, in so many different shapes, sizes and colors, all in little clumps so you can see several of the same...More

Thank HappyTrails12345
Reviewed yesterday

When visiting Santa Barbara it is a must to see the Old Mission Santa Barbara. The church is simply beautiful.

Thank 45mariana
Reviewed yesterday

Definitely a must visit. I visit all missions in California if I'm in it's town. So special! Love all of the California Missions! This is one of the best ones to visit!!

Thank SachaMR
Reviewed 2 days ago

This can be a shorter visit, meaning you can tour the exterior and impressive grounds and gorgeous building. Or, you can opt for the self guided tour, which takes you through the interior of the mission and includes displays of artifacts that convey a lot...More

Thank Sharon S
Reviewed 4 days ago

Great place to lean about the early history of Santa Barbara with good views and an interesting self walk tour

Thank Pee42
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

On of my favorite missions, we got 21 missions on El Camino real, Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara, California. It was founded by Padre Fermín Lasuén on December...More

Thank Lesusa P
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you have a spare hour or two in Santa Barbara, then do visit the Old Mission. There is plenty of free parking, the admission price is very reasonable and the tour easy to follow. We took the self guided tour which guides you round...More

Thank Amanda B
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 1 week 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
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Sandra W
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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10 April 2017|
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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.