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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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Sun - Mon 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed - Fri 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 9:00 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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Very beautiful place with a great collection of greek/roman antiques.

I really enjoyed this place after driving through the horrible Sunday traffic of Malibu. The villa is really beautiful. I was a little bit disappointed but totally supportive of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Irvine, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I really enjoyed this place after driving through the horrible Sunday traffic of Malibu. The villa is really beautiful. I was a little bit disappointed but totally supportive of the Villa's effort to decrease its water use due to the drought in California. Because of this, the ponds were empty but still the place very beautiful. I really enjoyed the... More 

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Calgary
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

This beachfront legacy of the Getty Foundation is less spectacular than its hilltop cousin, but the collection is still very impressive and the grounds, elegant. Admission is free and parking, $15. Many Greek, Roman and Etruscan artifacts and sculptures. Print tickets online (they are free) for the time you want to visit. Apparently one can pay for parking here or... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

If you are in the Malibu / Santa Monica area, plan a trip to the Getty Villa. Admission is free. You just need to pay for parking and get a timed ticket in advance. We took one of the architecture tours which was very interesting. It is a quiet, peaceful place and the buildings and gardens are beautiful. While you... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

My understanding was the museum was designed like a Roman villa, with that I thought it would be a redesign of a residence, but it is set up like a regular museum. That being said it is a great experience, the sculpture and other works of art are well worth the drive. Highly recommend it!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Admission is free but you need to reserve in advance. The building is a tacky attempt to create a faux old Italian villa from a similar one found by archeologists in Herculaneum. For us this detracted from the excellent private collection housed here. Also we came to see,the Etruscan Art only to discover they have a very small collection and... More 

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Montecito, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit although not easy to get to. The art works and gardens are fabulous. Didn't like how the museum charges so much money for the food and souvenirs in their shop. Overly priced. Free admission but fee for parking.....the only convenient way to reach the Villa is by car..there is one bus that will travel PCH and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

The Getty Villa is NOT the Grand house you see from PCH. No it's tucked out of sight in the canyon. At first glance, you may think you're in the wrong place. But, persevere and you'll find beautiful grounds, wonderful art, and you will be transported back to an ancient Italian villa and get a glimpse of what life may... More 

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Upland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

First time visit to the Getty Villa. Had no idea it had such an immense and outstanding antiquity collection. We took three docent led tours; each tour was unique and the docents were very knowledgeable. This is a real gem in Southern California; a must to see.

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Redlands, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The landscaping plan of this villa is awesome, even without water in the pools. L.A. is in drought conditions so the responsible thing for the Getty villa management to do was to cut the water to the pools. The pools are painted the color of the water so it doesn't detract from the beauty of the place too much. The... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

The Villa is easily visited when in LA - just call ahead to reserve a time slot for parking - no "walk-ins" are permitted. I've probably toured it 25-30+ times over the years. Plan an 11:00 AM time slot so that you can have lunch in the restaurant on the terrace, or at the adjacent sandwich vendor kiosk - all... More 

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Additional Information about The Getty Villa

Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
Phone Number: 13104407300
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Malibu
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 9:00 pm

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