California Historic Landmarks

Royal Spanish Presidio

Site Information

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Landmark Number: 636
Location: NW corner of Santa Barbara and Canyon Perdido Streets, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Marker Plaque: Official State Plaque
Admission: There is a small charge for admission

Description

From California Historical Landmarks:

This presidio was established April 19-21, 1782 by Governor Felipe de Neve, Padre Junípero Serra, and Lieutenant José Francisco Ortega, under orders of King Carlos III to provide the benefits of government for the inhabitants of the Santa Barbara Channel region of California.

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Inside the small chapel.
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The official state marker plaque

 

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