Imagine if your local courthouse looked like this? Going to court to defend yourself for the traffic light you swear you didn’t blow through would at least be an aesthetically pleasing experience.
Spanish-Moorish in style, the courthouse was rebuilt in late 1920s after an earthquake destroyed the original building in 1925.
If you find yourself in this beautiful people city you can visit the courthouse’s mural room and gardens on your own or take a free guided tour. You can also take the elevator and stairs up to the tower for panoramic views of Santa Barbara. There is no admission fee.
The courthouse, a National Historic Landmark, is open 8 am-5 pm weekdays and 10 am-5 pm Saturday, Sunday and holidays.