Those who are interested in Hispanic architecture can learn more by visiting central Santa Barbara. The buildings showcase the architecture of that era. For example, some colonial style roofs are similar to the ones found in Cartagena, Mompox and San Juan in Puerto Rico. Santa Barbara made efforts to protect its original architecture by implementing laws that prohibit new constructions from interfering with the old ones. In El Pueblo Viejo, the guidelines are especially strict. Kenny Slaught appreciates the city’s efforts of maintaining its architecture, even if it doesn’t follow the British brought American trends.