El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park, Santa Barbara

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El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park is located in Santa Barbara. Plan your El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park visit and explore what else you can see and do in Santa Barbara using our Santa Barbara vacation trip planner.
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  • Well preserved Santa Barbara historical site. Part of downtown. Easy to find. Quick to enjoy . It was once almost surrounded by what once was Santa Barbara' historic Chinatown section . Remnants of Ch...  more »
  • Just off State Street, a fun and interesting city block. Great wine tasting and restaurants. Beautiful architecture.  more »
  • It is unfortunate that this historic stronghold erected in full Center of Santa Barbara in the eighteenth century by the Spanish is so poor in furniture and decoration. In addition she seems not well maintained while "presidios" played a role so important in California. The bleached together with lime is quite moving, but there's not much thing of the original building. In addition, apart from a guard who looks much bored at the reception, there is guide or documentation worthy of the name to educate the visitor; At zap eventually...
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  • Interesting place to visit. Did not appreciate the docent needing to share her current political opinions while she spun wool. Not only was it out of character, it was distasteful and inappropriate.
  • What a cool place to visit! Stumbled into 200 years ago by accident. Meeting the chickens in the garden is a nice surprise! This historic park offers a real glimpse of what life was like in the 1800s. None of that commercialized revitalization attempts.
  • A great bit of local history in Santa Barbara!
  • Interesting and lovely area to learn about and view things about in early Spanish life in California
  • Interesting to see what the defences would have been in Hispanic times.