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The Getty Villa

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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
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10:00 - 17:00
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Special Holiday Hours:

Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Getty Villa will be...

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Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Getty Villa will be closed

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - Getty Villa will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Getty Villa will be closed

Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Getty Villa will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.

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One of the best getaway experiences in L.A. without leaving the city

You would have the regular museum experience admiring an amazing collection of Greek and Roman art, but also you could have a picnic in one of the most beautiful public gardens in... read more

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You would have the regular museum experience admiring an amazing collection of Greek and Roman art, but also you could have a picnic in one of the most beautiful public gardens in Los Angeles. They have various gardens with fountains and the type of plant from the Roman era. It feels like if you were in a time travel machine,... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The Getty Villa has gorgeous grounds overlooking the ocean. Driving there is a bit of a hike but once you get in, it's easy and relaxing. There is no cost to get in, though they prefer you've printed out a ticket, and parking costs $15. The museum itself includes beautiful Greek and Roman art as well as statuary, murals, fountains... More 

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Rogers, Arkansas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is one of my favorite places in Southern California. The views alone are worth the trip. The museum isn't huge but it is filled with fabulous art and artifacts. They are currently working on a part of the museum but it is still a great place to visit. Admission is free- you can't beat that! Reserve parking ahead of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived at opening and we were the last people out with security guards closing ranks behind us. Amazing Etruscan art, architecture, and gardens with a really lovely restaurant and gift shop (museum gift shops ALWAYS rock). We indulged in two tours (free) that were totally fascinating. Do not plan on less than a full day!

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Malibu, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I will start by saying how incredibly beautiful and well maintained the grounds, structures, buildings, and contents of the Getty Villa are. I have been to many museums around the world, the Getty Villa is among the absolute best and most beautiful. Your experience begins the minute you enter the lower driveway onto the property where the lush plant life... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Getty Villa is a must-do. We loved our time there. The museum is a museum both inside and out. The buildings and the grounds are museum pieces in and of themselves. Inside the museum is a fantastic collection of ancient art, mosaics, pottery, etc. We took a 50-minute walking tour of the mosaics that was very interesting. The Getty... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Getty Villa is a must see if you enjoy, well, let's see: art, architecture, culture, history, relaxation, learning, food... It's just a completely unique experience that allows you to do as much or as little as you'd like, in one of the most unique settings in the world. And don't miss the bookstore, full of wonderful, unique items that... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

What a lovely space to have available in LA. Like a little Oasis. You are literally welcomed into 50BC by the charming guys who work there. Beautiful space with a really great audio free guide to help guide you around the space . The gardens were the most special place for me. A must see!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Getty Villa is not just a museum of art but a place one can walk around and enjoy the beautiful landscape. Our visit was very relaxing since it wasn't too crowded and the placement of the sculptures and artifacts in the museum made it very easy to see everything without feeling like we were in a museum at all.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

As I walked these grounds and through the galleries of the villa, I couldn't help but imagine J.P. Getty doing the same. Shame that he never lived to see it open. Such immense wealth, and so much attention to leaving a legacy that would make others do as I did...take it all in, marvel at his vision, and express gratitude... More 

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