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Address: 1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2099
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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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Beautiful building

Love visiting this gorgeous building, going up to the clock tower is one of my favorite places to go (and I live here). View is awesome, great place for a picnic or a stroll... read more

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Santa Barbara, California
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8 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love visiting this gorgeous building, going up to the clock tower is one of my favorite places to go (and I live here). View is awesome, great place for a picnic or a stroll around the garden. They play movies in the summer in the sunken garden or go during Fiesta for the Flamenco dancing. Great venue!

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West Midlands
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Very interesting- well preserved building. Worth climbing the tower for spectacular views- gardens were beautiful

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The court house is grand and the view from the top is really spectacular. You can see allof Santa BArbara, and as long as the weather is clear, all the way to the islands. The tour of the Courthouse is fun. We like the clock room the best after the view from the top. The giant clock has been repaired... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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13 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband and I were married in the mural room. A beautiful setting and had photos taken in the sunken garden. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful venue.

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Los Angeles
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A great place to spend an hour walking the grounds and cruising the halls of justice. Must go to the top of the bell tower for a spectacular view of the ocean and surrounding hills. Not a bad idea to donate a $5 spot to assist with some of the convenience upgrades like drinking fountains, restrooms, etc...

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Pleasanton, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I'll start by saying that I LOVE Spanish Style architecture and this place did not disappoint. In a word, STUNNING! The grounds, the ceilings, the stairs, the arches, the murals, the tower, the clock ... absolutely beautiful!

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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great place for weddings, picnics, lunch on the lawn, movie night in the summer time,, great architecture.

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yorktown ny
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The architecture and decor of the building is so unique. Take a walk up the clock tower ( and yes..you can see the inner workings of the clock !) for a 360 degree view of the city. It was a Saturday and watching the couples getting married all around the building made it a special day for all. You can... More 

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Best way to see Santa Barbara. Beautiful working building with a tower and viewing point that gives the best views in town. The murals and tiles are fab as are the gardens.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Our son's wedding was held at the Santa Barbara Courthouse the last Saturday in April. It was a wonderful ceremony at a beautiful venue. The ceremony was in gorgeous courtroom with period furnishings and frescoed walls. During the week, a regular docket of trials is conducted in that room! The interior of the building is stunning for a wedding. It's... More 

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