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The Getty Center

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Neighbourhood: Westside
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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: +1 310-440-7300
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes

Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries...

Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.

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Alchemy: This is a temporary exhibit but great

There is an exhibit focused on alchemy, which is how materials and processes are used from nature to create -- artistic creation, but also guilds that were formed to study... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We took the family here and enjoyed the spectacular architecture of the buildings and amazing views of the LA basin. The grounds and gardens were lovely to walk through and admire. The art is also worthy of a full day at the museum. We had lunch in the cafeteria on the premises and it was good. Our kids / teens... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

There is an exhibit focused on alchemy, which is how materials and processes are used from nature to create -- artistic creation, but also guilds that were formed to study questions of creation in general. They were trying to solve the mysteries of the universe. Thus, it is really man-made creation in a nutshell. Taking natural substances, and changing them... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

While Getty Museum has its share of masterpieces, it is not only for the art works that you must visit. Unlike other museums, architecture of Getty although modern and contemporary is eye pleasing and has been done with a lot of thought and planning to offer you the best views of LA and make use of the natural light. The... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great day trip from San Diego to see lots of art, nice view of city and a lovely walk through their gardens.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed our visit. It took about 4 hours to visit all the galleries in the 4 different buildings, but they are all connected on the second floors. The museum is free, but parking is $15 per car. We arrived about 11AM and no problem finding parking in the garage and the museum was not crowded. It got busy in... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We'd never been to this museum before and were excited to have the chance on this trip. Our GPS had a bit of a problem finding this place but eventually got us there. You park underground which you have to pay for as you leave. You take an elevator to the top floor and board a Monorail that takes you... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It's a 4 hr tour or more,and the place is beautifully done. The architecture tour is run by a docent who knew a lot about ancient construction--50 minutes of interesting details. Of course, the main event is the art laid out by century. There are enough Rembrandt paintings for virtually an entire room. Don't miss it.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

An art museum that can compete with the major European art museums.We did visit here one of the major holidays, despite this, it never felt crowded.Everything is so well organized and the staff is a marvel of patience.Certainly there was a queue to the parking and the train to the museum, but everything was so well structured.Painting galleries, Sculpture and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

What a well oiled Centre, everything from the volunteers greeting you once you step off the tram, to the food, to the collections to the free tours. An absolute pleasure to visit - cannot wait to go back. Allow yourself at least 3 hours to the entire day - there is so much to see and do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Getty has a remarkable and somewhat unexpected collection: the wing with famous impressionist and modernist paintings is good, but so are the much less crowded rooms with beautiful historic furniture and interior design. The complex itself is an architectural marvel. The restaurant is very much worth a visit.

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