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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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West Chicago, Illinois
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287 reviews 287 reviews
106 attraction reviews
292 helpful votes 292 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014 NEW

This spectacular performance by SITI Company NY is a 90 minute one act play in the ideal setting at the Fleischman Theater at the Getty Villa. While the seats have cushions it is a bit tough on the back to sit for the 90 minutes production but well worth it. It continues Thurs, Fri, and Sat until Sept 27. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

This museum feels slightly weird, being a copy of a Pompeian Villa, yet absolutely pristine in every way. The exhibitions are spectacular and I have never seen so much Roman and Egyptian glass or Greek vases together in one place! Of course nothing American here so if you have travelled to Europe, give this a miss, it all seems quite... More

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North Haven, Connecticut
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62 reviews 62 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

This museum is strictly for admirers of ancient art. The exhibits are very good, no doubt. Personally, I cannot get so excited about these items (a friend took me there), and what I liked best was the collection of ancient glassware. Everything is housed in a single large building, a replica of a Roman villa. It is very new and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Not to be missed while in So Cal! A beautiful replica of an ancient Pompeian villa with magnificent art from the ancient world. I wish I could move right in!

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

My husband surprised me by taking me to the Getty villa. I e never been before so this was a treat. I love the Getty center but this is better. It's got a romantic and detailed feel to it with beautiful architecture and pretty gardens. Not only is the place nicely designed, it is also educational with a hands on... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

Spent two glorious hours at the Getty Villa over the past weekend and my boyfriend and I loved it. The reconstructed villa is astounding and we took a free 40-minute walking tour highlighting some of its architectural features. (This was just one of several free tours being offered the day we were there.) The tour taught us about some of... More

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We were given complimentary tickets to go to the Getty villa, it's a place where you go back in time and is very historical, there are lots of old roman statues and nostalgia as well as a museum and wonderful gardens. Our only downside was the fountains were out of use to conserve the water. If you like archeology and... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

One man's collection of antiquities, one man's vision (and chequebook) for how it could be displayed. One of the nicest museums anywhere in the world. You have to book a slot in advance, drive up the Pacific Coast Highway heading north but once there it is a fantastic experience. Much smaller than the vast hilltop empire built later - but... More

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Perth, Australia
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16 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Good value and a great selection of food. Yes, there is a children’s menu and it is licensed The venues (also Getty Place)are worth at least 3 hours each. Google for a short video of the buildings and the stories associated in preparation for the visit so that you get the most out of it. The Getty collections are better... More

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Santa Rosa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

Ancient Greek and Roman sculpture and artifacts. Lovely gardens, sweeping vistas. Right near the ocean so cool even on hot days.

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