Old Mission Santa Barbara

Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites



Map / Directions 10Best Says

Free Things to Do: A joint effort of Franciscan vision and Chumash Indian labor, this graceful structure was founded by Franciscan Friar Fermin de Lasuen on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4, 1786. Architectural...  Read More
Sightseeing: A joint effort of Franciscan vision and Chumash Indian labor, this graceful structure was founded by Franciscan Friar Fermin de Lasuen on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786. Architectural...  Read More
Museums: A joint effort of Franciscan vision and Chumash Indian labor, this graceful structure was founded by Franciscan Friar Fermen de Lasuen on the Feast of St. Barbara, December 4th, 1786. Architectural...  Read More
Historic Sites: A joint effort of Franciscan vision and Chumash Indian labor, this graceful structure dates from 1786, although it was reworked until the 1830s. Referred to as "Queen of the Missions," the Santa...  Read More


Map / Directions Hours:

  • Daily 9am-4:30pm

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Self-guided tour Adult $5; Senior $4; Student (6-15) $1; Child (0-5) Free

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  • Free Things to Do: "Visit the mission during the I Madonnari festival to see great (but temporary) works of art, hear live music and eat food from local vendors."
  • Sightseeing, Museums: "The Santa Barbara Mission is especially vibrant over Memorial Day weekend, when it hosts Santa Barbara's popular I Madonnari chalk painting festival."
  • Best for Free Things to Do Because: An exceptionally beautiful historical destination, especially when the lush rose garden is in bloom.
  • Best for Sightseeing Because: The Santa Barbara Mission is beautiful year round. Daily tours are available, and there is lush grass that's ideal for picnic lunches.
  • Best for Museums Because: You can't visit Santa Barbara without taking in the majesty of the "Queen of the Missions."

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