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The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
(310) 440-7300
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Ranked #1 of 29 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art Museums, Museums, Educational Sites
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.
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123 reviews 123 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We had just got back from an amazing trip to Italy. I had read somewhere that going to the Getty Villa was the closest thing to being in Italy in LA! So I made a reservation at 10am on a Sunday during the Labor Day holiday weekend. So we arrived at 9:30am. At the parking entrance, we paid $15 for... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014 NEW

We went to the new getty for a free music night!!! Organized lovely crowd beautiful breathtaking views, it was a balmy summer evening with locals that say that they never take advantage of these things!!! The architecture was awesome!!! Didn't really get to see the art collection as we got therre late and wanted enjoy the fantastic music and dj

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london
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18 reviews 18 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

Great collection of Greek antiquities. Really enjoyed the gardens and the overall ambience. Shame it was set up originally as a tax dodge. One of the things to do in LA.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

Amazing building, built on the cliff directly opposite the ocean. Well worth a visit. Built by the legendary Getty dynasty, it is now an attraction of grand proportions.

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Pasadena, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

6.9.2014 Brought visiting relatives from the east coast to see the antiquities. The villa was thronged with many elementary school children on field trips so it was rather noisy. But it was good to feel their enthusiasm. The permanent collections were still every bit as captivating as I first saw them a year ago. This time around I got more... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

The Getty Villa is gorgeous architecturally as well as in its gift of art to all people. What a legacy! Enjoy! Give yourself 4 or more hours to truly enjoy!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Being minutes away from Santa Monica, Getty Villa offers a great experience for everybody. The admission is free and you only need to pay for their parking, which is $15 for each car. The parking is cheaper at $10 if you go after 5 pm. But you still need a ticket to get in, which you can reserve and print... More

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

highlight of my trip - fantastic place especially if you love antiquities - such a great collection & the gardens are beautiful. Café was good too.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

You really must do the architecture and garden tours to give yourself a sense of history and perspective - and a list of what to go back for a better look at. In true Getty style no expense was spared in the re-creation of the villa. The tiles, marble, fixtures ... in fact every detail is superb. I'm not a... More

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Beautiful museum full of Greek and Roman vessels, statutes and jewelry. It's modeled after a villa in Pompeii. The water was not in the reflecting pools when I went, but the concrete is dyed blue so it still looks good in photos. It is free aside from parking, which I think was $10, and you have to make reservations beforehand.

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