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.
A glorious ocean sunset sky off Santa Barbara, California
A spectacular sunset over the ocean off Santa Barbara, California
A beautiful sunset landscape from Santa Barbara, California
A variety of colors on the pier at Santa Barbara, CA
Colorful Spanish architecture in Santa Barbara with shadows of the balcony and reflections on the window
Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order on December 4, 1786
A restaurant on the pier at the Santa Barbara with colorful blue windows reflecting a variety of shades of blue sky and ocean
A classic California scene in Santa Barbara – tall palm trees against a blue sky above the mountains
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.