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Getty Villa
Getty Villa

Getty Villa

154 reviews
Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Art Museum, History Museum, Garden
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17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
(310) 440-7300
http://www.getty.edu/visit/
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What legacy do you leave when you're one of the wealthiest Americans in history? How about creating a villa-like museum on the hills above Malibu, filled with a rotating collection of over 44,000 ... Read more
works of Roman, Etruscan and Greek art and artifacts spanning thousands of years of ancient history? Don't show up unannounced, a pre-booked timed ticket (free!) is required for entry.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

This is a great place to view historic pieces!! The grounds and buildings are absolutely beautiful! There are a few fountains & a nice Herb Garden! From April 18-Sept 3, 2018, they have a display of "Plato in L.A.". Also, not to be missed is the Play-Doh exhibit!

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

I didn't know about this location until I was directed here by The Getty Center since they were closed. It's further out in Malibu but it's still as lovely as the Getty Center. Lots of Greek and Roman art at this location.

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See priceless art and sculptures at the world famous J. Paul Getty Museum.

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San Francisco, California, USA

I always enjoy going to the Getty Villa for its atmosphere and for the seasonal presentations and exhibits they have. I recently went to a presentation that displayed the findings and artifacts from the Antikythera dig, and it was amazing to be able to question the explorers themselves--very Indiana Jonesey. I'm obsessed with all things ancient and it was thoroughly enjoyable.

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It's an amazing place to visit. Romantic, artistic, peaceful and beautiful. I went there 3 times. Once was at night time with all the lights on in the yard. Pretty romantic for couples.

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Local from Los Angeles, California

Beautiful place, the art and pieces that are there are breathtaking. However, the food is quite pricy, so if you're on a budget bring lunch!

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Local from West Covina, California

Highly recommend it for anyone who likes to learn about new things and go on adventures. It's very beautiful, the people are really nice that work there and it's right by Malibu beach, can't get any better than that.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Well worth a visit for the grounds alone. This museum was modeled after a Roman villa that was buried in the eruption of Vesuvius. Need to get advance timed tickets online but they're free. Parking is $15 but again admission is free. Try one of the docent led tours!

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Encinitas, California

The Getty Villa in Malibu is one of two locations of the J. Paul Getty Museum. Aside from being a beautiful architectural marvel, the Getty Villa is also an educational center and museum dedicated to ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria.

Even if ancient history isn't your cup of tea, go take a stroll around the grounds, see the gardens, and soak up the beauty of this historical villa. It will amaze you!

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Local from Los Angeles

Simply beautiful. A great place to just walk and enjoy. The artistry that went into building this location is magnificent

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Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

If you see the Getty Villa on the same day as the Getty Museum, keep your parking receipt for same day parking! Free admission, also. ..just make reservations online.

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Local from Torrance, California

Once you walk into the gardens, you feel transported to another time. Everything about this place is gorgeous. The herb garden has a lovely walkway and there are nice views of the ocean. There is also an impressive collection of glassware on view now.

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Local from Greater Los Angeles, California, USA

Beautiful ancient Greek/Roman artwork and architect next to Pacific Coast Highway and the beach. Recommend to anyone who's into Ancient Greek and Roman mythology. Come out

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Getty Villa takes a couple of hours to get through. Lot's of Greek sculptures and architecture. It's beautiful inside and the view of Malibu is breath taking.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

The Getty Villa is a beautiful museum in the heart of Pacific Palisades. It's home to many artifacts and patrons can adore the beautiful architecture and gardens - but that's not even the best part! Admission is FREE (!!!!); however, patrons will need to reserve tickets online and select a time-slot to enter the estate. I recommend making a reservation at least several days ahead and to select the earliest time-slot (10am). There are ample tours and it's a great half-day activity for families and couples. Enjoy!

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Local from El Monte, California, USA

Free admission but you have to rsvp online and print out the ticket before hand.

The place isn't ginormous but its enough to stay half of the day if you do the tour (also have to sign up online).

It is such a beautiful and luxurious vibe that I highly recommend it

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

Absolutely stunning views, and architecture. Can head over the famous museum and see incredible art.

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Local from Los Angeles, California, USA

A serene glimpse of historical art and culture, perfect for a weekend afternoon. The gardens were so lovely and the preservation of all things old was wonderful!

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Local from Los Angeles, California

You will be transported to the south of France, or the Italian Riviera. And then there is the art! Just go.

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Local from West Los Angeles, California, USA

Nice place for a date or a place to take family, however, parking should be split since it is quite expensive.

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