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Santa Barbara County Courthouse

1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2099
+1 805-568-2220
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Designed by William Mooser III in the Spanish-Moorish architectural style, this working courthouse is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lawns.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good24%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“clock tower” (329 reviews)
“mural room” (166 reviews)
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1100 Anacapa St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2099
+1 805-568-2220
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Reviewed yesterday

This was an unusual stop-off on our way to LA and it has a lot of history to it. It has a lot of really nice murals inside and great views from the Bell tower over Santa Barbera

Thank John M
Reviewed 2 days ago

Walk the steps or take the elevator to the top of the beautiful SB Courthouse. Great views of the city!

Thank Travelingkim52511
Reviewed 2 days ago

This famous courthouse looks like a Mexican hacienda with its balconies, outdoor staircases and beautiful garden and lawns. Inside it is very richly decorated in a mission style.

Thank 484karlc
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

The grounds are lovely and on the inside there are many examples of Spanish architecture, tiles and flooring. On the second floor stop off to see the wonderful murals and wall hangings. You might even get to see a wedding taking place in the main...More

Thank Mistyb1302
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I love Michelle our Yasa Yoga instructor, can you imagine stretching outdoors on the grass and meeting mindful people?!

Thank Patricia A
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a beautiful building downtown Santa Barbara. We were walking on State Street and eating yummy food and decided to go to the top of the courthouse. We are so glad we did. Amazing view.

Thank Jilldavis1
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There's not a lot to do here but the bell tower provides excellent views of the city and you can go up by elevator. The rest of the building with a diversity in rooms is created in a typical creative manner. Definitely worth a short...More

Thank Wub67
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great views and a good look back into Santa Baraba's history. All at no charge. Beautiful lanscaping

Thank Drew B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow, what a fantastic building. Make sure you climb the clock tower, it's not a hard climb and the views over Santa Barbara are great. Being able to walk freely throughout most of the buildings was unexpected. The mosaic tiles, paintings and wall hangings are...More

Thank Andrew81
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stunning Building, take the lift to the top and admire the 360° views of Santa Barbara. One floor down from the clock you can see the workings of the courthouse clock.

Thank harakilovers
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Joanne G
13 December 2016|
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Response from RogerB2000 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is a lift to the bell tower, which also stops at other levels
26 September 2016|
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Response from donnabaton | Reviewed this property |
I can't remember for sure, but since it is a public building in use every day as a courthouse I am pretty sure it opens at least by 9 am.