Santa Barbara and the Central Coast Sights



El Presidio State Historic Park

El Presidio State Historic Park Review

Founded in 1782, El Presidio was one of four military strongholds established by the Spanish along the coast of California. The park encompasses much of the original site in the heart of downtown. El Cuartel, the adobe guardhouse, is the oldest building in Santa Barbara and the second oldest in California.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 123 E. Canon Perdido St., at Anacapa St. Santa Barbara, CA 93101 | Map It
  • Phone: 805/965–0093
  • Cost: $5
  • Hours: Daily 10:30–4:30
  • Website:
  • Location: Santa Barbara
Updated: 03-07-2013

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