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“If the art doesn't grab you, the Garden will” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Central L.A)
310-440-7300
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Ranked #1 of 382 attractions in Los Angeles
Type: Museums, Art Museums
Activities: Arts and crafts
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
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Santa Fe, NM
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“If the art doesn't grab you, the Garden will”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

The joy of being at the Getty Center, for me, is in large part just being at the Getty Center. The buildings seem delightfully whimsical at times - odd views from crazy viewpoints are magical - At other times - a massive wall of stone evokes power and medieval towers. The Gardens have grown into art pieces.
A fabulous day to spend a day - viewing the world from the castle walls.

Visited May 2013
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“Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a really wonderful place to visit.... An amazing venue in a very beautiful spot and absolutely full of wonderful exhibitions. The gardens are also amazing and it is important to give yourself plenty of time to do it justice! Wouldn't have missed it above all attractions in the area.

Visited June 2012
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“Interesting day in LA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

On a hill near Santa Monica The Getty Centre is a great place to visit. Its free but costs $15 to park. You get there via a monorail from the carpark at the bottom of the hill. Outside the architecture is amazing. The gardens and sculptures are worth visiting. Inside there is a wide array of exhibitions. Depending on your interest you can spend many hours in the galleries. There are some classics (Monet, Cezanne etc), and works of many lesser known artists and photographers. Of great interest to us was a temporary exhibtion on the architecture of LA over the past 100 years.
When you get hungry there is a cafe with a huge range of foods and a more formal restaurant, both with amazing views.

Visited April 2013
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“Stunning Views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

Spent a afternoon with my Son and his young Family the setting is pretty spectacular for Art lovers the changing exhibitions
are a must also it is the only place on my frequent visits to the USA that does not charge an entrance fee there is a $15 car
Parking charge well worth a visit

Visited May 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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“Fabulous....inside and out!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

We were so astounded by the views of Los Angeles and the unusual landscaping features and grounds at "The Getty" that we had to keep each other on track to ensure we had plenty of time to view the treasures within. Needless to say, the paintings, sculptures and antiquities were all magnificent. We have toured so many museums throughout the world but the installations made us feel as though we had, indeed, not "seen it all". We loved that we were allowed to take photos (no flash, of course) throughout and view everything "up close and personal". There is a wonderful flow within the galleries so that it seems as though you are only among a few patrons rather than hundreds. We could go on and on about the perfectly sublime beauty within, but we should leave something for your own visit to "The Getty".

Visited August 2012
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