Mission Santa Barbara

Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day Santa Barbara, California. It was founded on December 4, 1786 as the tenth mission for the religious conversion of the indigenous local Chumash-Barbareño tribe of Native American people.

Mission Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara Postcard

Santa Barbara Postcard

Santa Barbara Postcard

Santa Barbara is a city located in Southern California. Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the West Coast of the United States, the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the Pacific Ocean. Santa Barbara’s climate is often described as Mediterranean and the city has been promoted as the “American Riviera”.

A popular tourist and resort destination, the city reflects Spanish influence in architecture and culture.