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Santa Barbara Mission in California

When you consider the visit of Santa Barbara, the Spanish colonial style city which is located on the Pacific coast, 150 kilometers north of The Angels, you should know that the most famous corner of it is the Santa Barbara Mission

It is a colonial missionbuilt in 1786 by Fray Fermín Lasuénmissionary who replaced Fray Junipero Serra as head of the mission network that the Franciscans built in California during the 18th century

The objective of the Santa Barbara Mission was to evangelize the Chumash Indians that inhabited that area of ​​California.


Santa Barbara Mission in California

Of the importance that reached the Santa Barbara Mission It is a sample that was known as the “queen of the California missions ”.

It was also the only mission whose building had two bell towers.

While, as I said, the Santa Barbara Mission It was built at the end of the 18th century, the truth is that the original building was totally destroyed by the earthquake that affected this Californian city in 1812.

For this reason the Franciscan building had to be rebuilt, works that finished in 1820.

When you get to visit this beautiful building of Colonial architecture, you will verify that the interior of the mission has remained intact since 1820.


Santa Barbara Mission in California

As for the two towers, they had to be rebuilt in 1925 after being badly damaged by a new earthquake.

Also noteworthy is the water network that was built in the early nineteenth century, which is still part of the supply network in Santa Barbara.

Next to the Santa Barbara Mission you will see one Moorish style fountain and ones laundry, all original from 1906.

Schedules visit Mission Santa Barbara

The visiting hours of the Santa Barbara Mission and its gardens are, every day of the week, from 9 am to 4:15 pm.

He price of admission (2017) is $ 9 for adults, with discounts for seniors +65 ($ 7) and children 5 to 17 years ($ 7).


Santa Barbara Mission in California

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