Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara is a coastal city in, and the county seat of, Santa Barbara County in the U.S. state of . Situated on a south-facing section of coastline, the longest such section on the , the city lies between the steeply rising Santa Ynez Mountains and the .

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Mission Santa Barbara, also known as Santa Barbara Mission, is a Spanish mission founded by the Franciscan order near present-day , . is situated 1¼ miles northwest of Santa Barbara. Photo: Bgag, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The Santa Barbara Museum of Art is an art museum located in downtown . Photo: Jllm06, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Santa Barbara Lighthouse was a in , , on the Harbor, . is situated 2 miles southwest of Santa Barbara. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum in Santa Barbara, California. is situated 1½ miles northwest of Santa Barbara. Photo: Jllm06, CC BY-SA 3.0.

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