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The Getty Villa

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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
Phone Number: 13104407300
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Wed - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other...

This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.

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Perfect day!

First of all, if you are visiting remebr you MUST go one the website and get "tickets" for entry beforehand. They want to have a controlled number of people coming in at the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

First of all, if you are visiting remebr you MUST go one the website and get "tickets" for entry beforehand. They want to have a controlled number of people coming in at the beginning of every hour. If you choose to arrive at 3pm you MUST be there before 4pm. Malibu, first of all is just gorgeous! Then if I... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

If you are driving north out of LA, one of the spots to see is the The Getty Villa. It is just a 20 minute ride out of LA. You need to make reservations prior but, as I found, showing up at the gate, being pleasant, does get you in right away. It's a definite must to see.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Getty Villa will amaze you with not just the incredible outdoor location overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu, but the art and style of this museum. We really enjoyed the water fountain, the view and all the original art pieces and statues. They have excellent guided tours & the food is great, they even serve Italian beer! It is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The exhibitions are great and they did a wonderful job restoring the villa. I'm particularly very fond of the gift shops, because they carry a wonderful selection of books.

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is a Great place for a free day getaway. Close to the beach, amazing Art and History in one location. Amazing views and Architecture. Its free other than Paid parking. The Restaurant at the villa is a great place to eat and enjoy it on the patio.

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The lush setting, the elevated site, the beautiful gardens and the refined architecture make for a uniquely sensual experience. My husband and I were struck especially by the authentic re-creation of a classical Roman villa. Every detail, marbles of different colours sourced from all over the world, inricately patterned floors - all demonstrate the extraordinary precision and attention to detail... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I first saw the original Getty Villa over 30 years ago - and loved its "small museum" charm recapitulating the Villa Papyri at Herculaneum. It was closed for 10y and reopened in 2006. Its original entrance was much like entering a real villa - now the expanded Villa is more like a commercial space with a proper museum entrance, a... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Well worth the beautiful drive down to the Getty. The experience and beauty is unparalleled outside Europe. Enjoy!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A fabulous attraction to visit. The quality of the grounds, exhibits and service far exceeds itself.

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Foster City, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Was able to make a reservation by phone the same day. Located right off the highway with a good size parking garage, which costs $15, but the villa itself is free. Took the garden tour, even in Jan it was very interesting and informative. There is also an architecture tour that I would like to take, next visit. Ate lunch... More 

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