Mission Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

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Mission Santa Barbara is a great place to spend a few hours of peace and quiet.

Mission Santa Barbara was the 10th of 21 missions built in California about 200 years ago. This mission is a look back at California’s history to a much different time than we are living in now. The mission is offers a ton of great historical information as well as a chance for visitors to imagine what it was like to live many years ago.

Today, the mission is still functioning as a church where couple’s can be married, but it is mostly a tourist destination with beautiful buildings and gardens, and a gift shop. The fee for adults is $5 and kids are $1. Parking is free and you can stay for as long as you like. If you want to spend a few hours learning a little about California’s history in a relaxing, beautiful environment, then the Santa Barbara Mission is the place for you.

written by jblaze823 on 2009-12-14 in #world #locations

5 Comments

  1. stouf
    stouf ·

    Very very nice sprockets !

  2. rater
    rater ·

    Sprocket power! Number 18 is my favorite.

  3. jnetnjoey
    jnetnjoey ·

    Wonderful interior shots of the mission!

  4. moochie_lomo
    moochie_lomo ·

    I used to live a couple block away from the Santa Barbara Mission, back when I went to UCSB (go Gauchos!). It's not called the "Queen of the Missions" for nothing! Such a beautiful church. It's still af ully functioning church, holding daily masses, etc. There's an burial ground around back of it where a number of the mission's first priests are buried as well as some Native Americans - as I recall, they don't open up that part very often but it's a nice, peaceful spot.

  5. jblaze823
    jblaze823 ·

    thanks for the comments everybody. This mission is awesome, it was my wife and I's first trip to this mission and we both thought it was great. Definitely worth the drive

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