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The Getty Center

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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number: 310-440-7300
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Arts and crafts
Description: 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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Breathtaking gardens perfect for a picnic

My best friend took me here while I was visiting her for the week. We packed a lunch and ate it on the grass while people watching, and then went into the gardens to walk around... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

My best friend took me here while I was visiting her for the week. We packed a lunch and ate it on the grass while people watching, and then went into the gardens to walk around and take photos of the beautiful flowers. After that, we went into the museum to see the art. Many beautiful pieces inside, but my... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

This is a fabulous museum. The buildings are well designed and the art on display is stunning. As visitors from England we could only stay for about 3 hours, which is not nearly long enough. The commentary on the headphones is excellent and the organisation from the carpark onwards is very impressive. This was a memorable visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Beautifully designed buildings housing wonderful works of art. The property is meticulously maintained, the shuttles run like clockwork from the parking area and the staff are well trained. Altogether a fascinating experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

No matter what really catches your attention you will find something here for everyone. The property itself is absolutely beautiful and inspiring. I enjoy the gardens here. They are so colorful and a joy just to relax and people watch. They have a couple cafes and a restaurant when you get hungry. Access to the museum is free but you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

I was blown away with this place after being told about it on the plane there. I saw the Irises by Van Gogh, the one sold by Alan Bond.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a must see. The views are amazing. The cost is only for parking. The art collection is outstanding. The landscaping is perfection. The exhibits are educational. The panoramic views are incredible. Don't visit LA without viewing the Getty Center, (not the Getty Villa)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

You can see a bit of most genres of art at the Getty Center. Each gallery is its own building with outdoor walkways in between. My husband and I thought the museum was very nice, but not unlike other world-class art museums in terms of the art displayed. The setting and architecture are what set the Getty apart. The galleries... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

What an impressive collection of paintings and aquarels. Turner life is shown in this Getty's show. Also the Garden tour is worth it.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

The tram, the views, the landscaping! What a treat to navigate exhibits by walking outdoors and into another beautiful building. The contrast of the collection with the modern architecture makes for fascination every minute of your visit.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

We do brunch at the Restaurant at The Getty 2 or 3 times a year for the past 8 years. The staff has cycled through, but the quality and customer service has never diminished with the changes. The Cobb salad is a must. Request a table by the window with a view of the ocean ahead of time.

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