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The Getty Villa

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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90265-5708
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
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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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Fun place to visit on our trip to California!

We visited the Getty Villa on a Saturday afternoon in March. Coming from the northeast, it was a treat to explore the gardens in lovely weather, look out toward the ocean, and... read more

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited the Getty Villa on a Saturday afternoon in March. Coming from the northeast, it was a treat to explore the gardens in lovely weather, look out toward the ocean, and browse the galleries. We had brunch at Geoffrey's in Malibu before coming here. Great way to spend the day!

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Irvine, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First off, while admission is free (you do pay for parking though), you need to make a reservation in advance. I checked the day prior to Valentine's Day, and there were no more openings, but on a random Saturday in the spring, I had no trouble booking a spot. The villa is located off PCH, but it's a pain to... More 

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Horsham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Hidden up in the Malibu hills the Getty villa is breathtaking , the gardens are beautiful with stunning views out to the ocean and they change what's on show on the second floor every so often and at the moment it's s Roman mosaic exhibition which is stunning . Alongside there usual display of Roman artefacts and Egyptian sarcophagus' there's... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The story of J. Paul Getty and this residence is worth the visit. Try to get reservations as parking is limited. If you like art, history and architecture, you will enjoy

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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Worth a morning visit if you like Roman architecture and artefacts. Beautiful gardens too. Free entry but $15 to park.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is a gorgeous property with millions of dollars worth of ancient artwork and historical artifacts. It was like a review of Greek and Roman history, complete with the real objects in front of you. There is no charge to go in, but you do have to book a time ahead of time. Parking is $15, but that seems like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Saw the Cyrus Cylinder on loan from London. The curators were well informed and friendly. Go at your own pace, and don't forget to check out the Getty Center as well.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A fairly spontaneous trip to The Getty Villa but remember to book your free tickets online first. We visited on a Monday and I'd recommend going early to this tranquil replica Roman Villa. We arrived at 10 and took an informative and free tour of the building architecture. When we visited separate tours of buildings and gardens ran hourly on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you are planning to learn about history and archeological stuff, even for kids, it is the place I only confused for the entrance door, managment should re-think about that since i drive like miles to make a U-turn.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Getty Villa used to house many of the paintings that are now in the Santa Monica Getty - many of us miss the "old" Getty Villa, when you could walk through the villa and pretend that you were walking through your own home, looking at your own art. The villa still is set up as though one is walking... More 

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