Old Mission Bell Towers - Santa Barbara, CA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member DougK
N 34° 26.301 W 119° 42.783
11S E 250716 N 3814100
Quick Description: The Old Santa Barbara Mission is the only California Mission with two identical bell towers on either corner of the Mission Church.
Location: California, United States
Date Posted: 7/31/2012 8:07:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMF07X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
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Long Description:
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The bells at the Santa Barbara Mission sound daily at 6AM, 12PM and 6PM. There are 3 sets of 3 slow chimes followed by a pause and then 26 fast chimes all in a row, for a total of 35.

Four bells are visible in the forward facing bell housings, with other bells on the sides for a total of eleven bells. The front bell bell on the lower right produces much of the sound heard.

Left Bell Tower

Right Bell Tower

Address of Tower:
2201 Laguna Street
Santa Barbara, California USA

Still Operational: yes

Number of bells in tower?: 11

Relevant website?: [Web Link]

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Tours or visits allowed in tower?: Not listed

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