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Address: 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2099
Phone Number: +1 805-568-2220
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Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style,...

Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.

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Stunning building

An attractive, interesting building full of local history. The 1400 free tour is excellent. The building is architecturally whimsical and playful. Well worth a visit.

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Surrey, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

An attractive, interesting building full of local history. The 1400 free tour is excellent. The building is architecturally whimsical and playful. Well worth a visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I've lived in Santa Barbara for over 40 years and have been to the courthouse many times. My friend Jane DeSelm lead a tour of the courthouse. It was great. I learned so many interesting things. Did you know Peter Pan is in one of the Spanish murals? A fun free tour.

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Aspen, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The courthouse is crazy beautiful and cool! A must see in my book. My husband and I almost blew it off; it's just a courthouse, right? So glad we didn't!! We parked on the street and walked around the grounds and explored inside. It looks like an old mission, but we learned it was built as a courthouse in this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Attended a wedding here it was beautiful backdrop and outstanding view over the whole city of Santa Barbara. The clock tower at the top is the best part and it's free! I will include a picture of the view of the tower. Place is filled with people in and outside it's a great overall atmosphere, wonderful place for pictures and... More 

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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here not knowing what to expect. Very glad we did. Very interesting architecture. Be sure to go to the observation deck for the spectacular views. On the walk down you get to see the Seth Thomas clockworks that run the clock on the clock tower. Saw the Mural Room where the Supervisors meet. What a room! Highly recommended!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great recommendation from our hotel. The view over Santa Barbara and surrounding areas from the top of the bell tower (free to access) is fantastic and you can see the clock mechanism from the staircase. The building and grounds are in a quiet part of the town with no sense of touristy rush. You are able to walk though the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautifully crafted building with fantastic views of Santa Barbara from the clock tower. A must see.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Happy Thanksgiving 🍁🍽🦃!! From Emma and Fredrick from Daneland. The central coast is so beautiful and serene.

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Santa Barbara, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently performed the wedding ceremony for some dear friends in their Mural Room and the entire experience was wonderful.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't just go up in the tower to see the great view… Walk around the building and be amazed that this gorgeous, ancient – type mosaic – covered monolith is actually a currently – functioning court house. We couldn't believe it! Makes me want to be a lawyer in Santa Barbara.

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