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Old Mission Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara

Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Architectural Buildings, Museums, Nature & Parks, Tourist Spots
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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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  • This is what the Church was at the Welcome screen of the tv series Santa Barbara. There is a museum. In the museum itself did not take tickets at the entrance, but there is information that it is for the Church, when built, etc. Very interesting, I advise you to visit.
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  • What a wonderful tour. History comes off the screen and books and is there for you to experience first hand. Don't miss. Beautiful 
  • You can do a self-guided tour of the property. Very lovely. Be sure to watch the short video to start the tour -- it's about 15 minutes long and explains the history of the mission. There's a small pi...  read more »
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