El Presidio de Santa Barbara State Historic Park

Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara, California

El Presidio SHP, which is located in downtown Santa Barbara, California, is a 5.75 acre park (four city blocks) that preserves the site of the last Spanish fortress, or presidio, founded in Alta (Upper) California in 1782.

Two of the fort‘s original adobe buildings still exist and are open to the public: El Cuartel and the Cañedo Adobe.

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