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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 25 Attractions in Malibu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
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Type: Educational Sites, Art Museums, Museums
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Hours:
Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Owner description: This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was worth the $15 to park and if you do the Getty center in the same day, they will validate the parking ticket. This place is beyond words, the history is phenomenon. Highly recommended, even my son enjoyed the Roman gardens. A must do and it's free.

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Tehran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

J.Paul Getty built his house in a 64 acre site in Malibu and opened museum there to exhibit his wonderful collection of his Greek and Roman antique.in 1974 it has opened to the public.you can use its parking lot .it is very cheep and you can pay one time and see villa and museum free.there is a tour bus and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. Its a beautiful place and easy to visit from Santa Monica. Loved the garden tour.

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australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 via mobile

Great garden Learnt a great deal on the docent led tour of the garden. Interesting to see the ancient artefacts. Cafe has reasonable food and pleasant patio. A worthwhile place to visit.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This villa is outstandingly beautiful. In December it was very quiet and perfect to look around however some of the workers need to be less aggressive as one shouted at my friend which was uncalled for, very rude indeed. The fountains have been drained because of the water shortage but it was simply beautiful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

If you are interested at all in history I think it is a "must go" place. Fascinating to see the villa, its art and all of the stories. I liked it even more than the Getty Museum, which is also great.

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Oneonta, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

The Getty Villa located on top of a hill overlooking the ocean in Pacific Palisades is an amazing replica of a Roman villa with an extensive collection of ancient art belonging to the Getty foundation. We recently visited this museum for the first time. There is ample parking, and there is a plenty of both indoor and outdoor spaces to... More 

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

When we first read about the villa we thought it was a Getty Home turned into an art museum. This is not the case . The building was constructed, as an art museum, to represent a Roman Villa in approximately 80 a.d. They did an amazing job on the villa. We fully enjoyed watching the short movie about the history... More 

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Modesto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We arrived 30 minutes early from our check in time which was around 10:30 AM, we paid $15.00 for parking. The entrance to the museum/villa was free so paying for the parking fee we thought it was really cheap. Beautiful Views, amazing architectures, wonderful history and just an overall amazing daytrip. It took us 4 hours to roam the grounds... More 

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Palm Springs, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This is a special place. So much to take in you need to go several times to take it all in. This was our first visit here. We had been to the Getty museum last month and it was equally amazing.. Parking is easy and costs $15.00 which is cheap considering you don't pay an entrance fee to the Villa... More 

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