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“Amazing Historical Building”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Ventura City Hall

Ventura City Hall
Ranked #7 of 70 things to do in Ventura
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Ventura, California
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19 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Amazing Historical Building”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2014

Its an amazing building with all its history. The art work, sculptures are great. The view from the front down California St. to the Ocean is unbelievable. A wonderful experience.

Visited March 2014
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Albany, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Very attractive City Hall”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

As we explored the bistros and interesting small shops in Ventura on foot, we were drawn to the City hall: an imposing "beaux-arts" style 1912 white structure, located above the shopping district on Poli Street. Twenty four faces of Fransiscan padres adorn the facade and murals and other artwork line the interior walls. The second floor City Council Chamber features three stained glass domes and lovely views of the Pacific Ocean in the distance. In front of the City Hall is bronze statue of Padre Junipero Serra.

Visited January 2014
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San Diego
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2013

It is hard to explain how pretty this complex is. There's the excellent terra cotta exterior with monks heads all around, the exquisite marble thru out the interior, and the beautiful council chamber room. Out front is a wonderful sculpture of Fr. Serra and the whole thing looks out over the Pacific. It's free so take 30 minutes and check it out.

Visited August 2013
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Stockton, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great freebie”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2013

Wonderful, well kept building and grounds with information abounding. Wish all cities had the many activities found in Ventura

Visited August 2013
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Chatsworth, California
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“100 Year Anniversary Ventura City Hall and Main Street Fair”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2013

My friend and I spent July 4th visiting the Ventura City Hall and scouring the fun thrift stores and street vendors on Main Street. The City Hall is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. The beautiful marble and wood interior is something one does not see anymore in newer buildings. There is also a marvelous "huge" wood carving of Father Junipero Serra inside the building. We also spent time on Main Street Ventura. My friend and I live approximately 50 miles from Ventura and we took the Amtrak train that dropped us off at the Ventura Fair Grounds and we only had to walk 2 blocks to Main Street. We passed by interesting murals and fountains and old historic buildings. If you like history, then you would like this day trip.

Visited July 2013
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