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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
Phone Number: (310) 440-7300
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Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
Description: This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and...
This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.
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beside the amazing ancient Roman, Etruscan and Greek artifacts the place is an amazing architectural treasure throve and has incredible views of the Pacific ocean.It's extremely... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

beside the amazing ancient Roman, Etruscan and Greek artifacts the place is an amazing architectural treasure throve and has incredible views of the Pacific ocean.It's extremely peaceful too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

The layout of the place is nicely done to give a real feel of being in a Roman villa. The collection of Roman and Greek artifacts is large of well presented. Well worth the effort to make it here.

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Barrington, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Amazing place to visit. Beautiful collection of artifacts, gorgeous landscaping and breathtaking view of the ocean.

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

If you like smaller museum spaces - The Frick in NYC, the old Gardiner in Boston - then you will love the Getty at Malibu. This is a terrific collection in an amazing setting. Some could go through this in two hours, but I'd say take your time and enjoy a lunch - then wander around a second time and... More 

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Great views, interesting place to visit. We stayed until closing. Great lunch spot too — they have a more upscale and a more simple kiosk. You can pretty much see what you want to see in a day's visit. Interesting museum store as well.

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

A day after visiting the Getty, I thought it would be fun to check out the original museum, down in Malibu. Like the Getty, the grounds alone were worth the visit. I learned from the welcome movie that they were designed after a specific home destroyed in the Mount Vesuvius eruption in 79 A.D. Unlike my trip to the Getty,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Calling the Getty an "attraction" is like calling the Lourve a gallery. This is an extraordinarily beautiful setting in the hills of Malibu, and one of the finest "restored" villas anywhere. Not only are the exhibits always beautifully curated and displayed, the buildings, grounds and gardens are worth a visit. This is a serene and peaceful place, and always a... More 

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Kingsburg, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

We thought the garden tour was better than the architecture tour. The permanent collection was wonderful. Really liked the informative video about the mummy. The pools are all empty because of the drought. We had a great visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

This is a lovely museum visit. You can't beat the cost for this cultural visit. So many wonderful artifacts. The grounds are lovely and the cafe is first class. The only downside for me was the traffic getting to The Getty from downtown LA.

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The Getty Museums are the best Museums in LA. They are smart yet approachable and best of all they are free. If you can either get one of the free parking spots or take the bus. The Getty Museum is a copy of actual Roman Villa that was said to belong to Julius Caesars father, that the founder John Paul... More 

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