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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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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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Exquisite gardens and inspired a visit to Pompeii and Herculanem for us. The restaurant was quite good.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Exquisite gardens and inspired a visit to Pompeii and Herculanem for us. The restaurant was quite good.

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Ormond Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Like stepping back into Antiquity. Set on a beautiful hilltop overlooking the ocean stands a museum built as a replica of an Ancient Roman Villa. The art exhibited, dating back thousands of years, is varied from sculpture, jewelry, pottery, floors... from several ancient cultures. .All unique & breathtaking. The tour of the gardens and architecture are very educational & worth... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

We needed to book a reservation online to enter the free museum. Car parking is $15 per car. This setting is more tranquil than the Getty centre. The collections are Greek and Roman artefacts. The gardens are well presented. The experience here compliments the Getty centre

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Not sure what I expected and I wasn't disappointed...it was a beautiful place, you could smell the herbs from the garden and the art was amazing, I think I didn't realize it was all art and grounds,,,,thought that there would be something about Getty and his life and home,,,but I enjoyed it a lot. You just need an hour or... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

The Getty Villa is located on a hillside overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Malibu. It is a beautiful location and you can easily spend 3-4 hours going through every exhibition in the museum. They also offer workshops on select days which cover subjects such as culinary arts, architecture and horticulture in Roman times. The Getty Villa does not charge admission... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

A great place to spend 2-3 hours viewing ancient Greek and Roman artifacts, enjoying spectacular architecture, and relaxing in lovely gardens. You must register in advance--on line--for free entry tickets and then pay $15 for parking. Be prepared for lots of stairs.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We learnt about the Getty Villa after visiting the Getty Centre on Wednesday August 19. The Getty Villa is situated in Malibu and is well sign posted. Admission is free however it is mandatory to register and obtain tickets in line. You have to stipulate how many people will be in your party as well as time to visit. The... More 

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

This is a great Southern California Attraction. It is $15 to park and the Villa is free. We spent a couple hours there and only saw about a quarter of the Villa. Everything is interesting and beautiful. I plan to spend at least 3 more days exploring this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Firsly, get your tickets ONLINE! (You have to, plus they are free) and you only pay for parking when you get there. This place is so beautiful! From the entrance right until the end of the Villa. We went in the morning when it was perfect weather outside and not too hot and there was not alot of people to... More 

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Black Hawk, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

We watched the brief film that detailed the construction of the villa. Interesting in that Getty wanted visitors to feel as if they were in an ancient Roman villa as they strolled the building and grounds. It was easy to imagine that we were.

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