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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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  • Visit a Franciscan church charges hardly seems as thought. But this is America and everyone does business. Though ē one of the few monuments to a certain value in the area so you don't have to miss it.
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  • On my first trip I found the Old Mission very nice, in excellent condition and different from the other Missions I have visited. The front of the Church has been renovated. It was under renovation on ...  more »
  • The Santa Barbara Mission is one of the essential visits to touch base with the city's history with its extensive surrounding historic grounds that include an old garden and a cemetery, a museum with ...  more »