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Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

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A Spanish mission founded in 1786, Old Mission Santa Barbara provides an insight into the colonization of southern California. Franciscan friars created the mission so they could convert the indigenous Chumash tribe to Catholicism. Embark on self-guided tour through the sacred garden, historical cemetery, church, and museum, or take one of the docent-led tours. Don't miss the fountain, aqueduct, and lavandaria in the Mission's front yard, all original fixtures built by the Chumash. The museum is home to a Chumash prayer board, the first written Chumash ever attempted. See Old Mission Santa Barbara and all Santa Barbara has to offer by arranging your trip with our Santa Barbara travel itinerary maker.
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  • I visited my daughter in January 2017 and decided to take her dog for a walk down Alameda Padre Serra, near her home. What I didn't realize was how close she lived to the Mission and was delighted as ...  more »
  • We spent a little over 2 hours at the mission. The tour is not very expensive ($9 each). We found the history of the mission very interesting.  more »
  • One of the most beautiful missions along the Californian coast, who has interest in the history of California should look at this building from the 18th century, admission is only 9 USD, the Museum is very well preserved, recommendable if it does stop in S. Barbara.
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