Revel in the beauty of the Queen of California's 21 Missions.
Old Mission Santa Barbara , the tenth of the iconic California missions founded over 200 years ago, has long been known as the Queen of the Missions. This beautiful church is still home to an active parish, and is steeped in California’s incredible history of the Spanish Franciscans and their relationship with California’s Native Americans. Take a self-guided tour through the mission, or listen to a docent describe the mission's art and architecture in detail. You can also wander over 10 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds, and take in more history at the mission's cemetery and mausoleum.