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Address: 1100 Anacapa Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93121
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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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Wonderful architectural gem

This place is stunning. The entrance is free of charge, you can walk inside and visit the observation point in the tower. The views are wonderful even on a cloudy day. The... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Polotsk, Belarus
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is stunning. The entrance is free of charge, you can walk inside and visit the observation point in the tower. The views are wonderful even on a cloudy day. The building itself boasts exquisite interiors with beatiful colorful tiles, which reminded me of Seville.

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Mechanicsville, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What an incredible view on a clear day from atop the clock tower. Highly recommend. The clock works room is a nice addition and the volunteers very helpful.

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New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Totally impressed with Santa Barbara and their historical courthouse; which is simply amazing! What a well-preserved piece of history that is open to the public. The Spanish - Moorish influence is strong throughout the building and has been well maintained. If the main courtroom is not in use - it is fabulous to see all the history telling murals that... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Do not miss this stunning building or the view from the top. I walked up the steps and stopped on each floor on the way. Be sure to see the clock workings and the murals and tiles throughout the building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We climbed to the observation deck of the courthouse, and discovered the most incredible panoramic view of the ocean and santa barbara! Tons of cool spanish detail inside too

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Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a historic courthouse, still functioning today. A very beautiful building inside and out. The grounds are great. A lot of history in this courthouse.

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San Rafael, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

beautiful architecture and design. Note the tiles. Get the view from the tower, if still open to visitors. Nice gardens all around. Not your typical tourist attraction.

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Culver City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place. Been going since I was a kid. It has the best 360 degree view in town from the top of the tower. Not to be missed though, is the second floor with the Supreme Court room with all the murals. And stunning tile work throughout the whole building. Just a beautiful place to visit. And a... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Interesting and worth the time, especially the clock room, the murals, the tours, and the architecture.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Spanish style courthouse is the pride of the city. Even though it is a working courthouse, visitors are welcome to walk its spacious halls. One feels as if you are in long ago Spain. Walking up the stairs to the bell tower gives a 360 degree view of beautiful Santa Barbara. On the floor is a surprise. Here's a... More 

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