On the Sabado (Saturday) Tour, see the historic de la Guerra Adobe, El Paseo, Meridian Studios, the Lobero Theatre, and much, much more. Hear the rich anecdotal history of these buildings, their designers, and their builders. Celebrate with us the rich cultural heritage left by the first Spanish and Mexican settlers and those giants of Southern California architecture, Julia Morgan, George Washington Smith, Reginald Johnson, Joseph Plunkett, and many others.
This tour leaves from the City Hall steps at De la Guerra Plaza at 10 am, and is an easy stroll lasting approximately two hours. Rain will cancel the tour, but weather permitting it runs weekly all year.
SABADO TOUR: SPANISH REVIVAL IN SANTA BARBARA
- Casa de La Guerra, City Hall, Santa Barbara News-Press, and La Placita buildings, the 19th-century center of Santa Barbara
- El Paseo, the restaurant, courtyard, and commercial spaces
- Meridian Studios
- Lobero Theatre (1924)
- Lobero Office Building by Julia Morgan, architect of Hearst Castle
- Santa Barbara Recreation Center (1912)
- Castillo Building
- Masonic building (1924)
- Montecito Bank, designed by Myron Hunt and said to be modeled on a basilica in Sicily
- Hill-Carrillo Adobe (1828)