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“Breathtaking!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Getty Villa

The Getty Villa
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Special Holiday Hours: Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Getty Villa will be closed Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - Getty Villa will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday, January 1, 2017 - Getty Villa will be closed Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - Getty Villa will be open from 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM This museum is dedicated to the art of the ancient Greeks, Romans and other classic civilizations.
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Breathtaking!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2012

My husband & I visited the Villa after seeing the Getty Centre. A reservation is required as you visit only with scheduled appointment (the attendant at the Centre took care of the reservations for us). Was not crowded as it appears only so many people can visit at once. Unfortunately the sea fog moved in and we lost our views but the Villa is beautiful. Gorgeous gardens and architecture.

Visited November 2011
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London, Ontario, Canada
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“Beauty Everywhere You Look”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2012

Fabulous collection and beautiful grounds. The staff went above and beyond and gave a terrific tour. Lovely way to spend the day.

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Los Angeles
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“Beautiful day to spend!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

We opted to visit the museum last minute, and we were able to get reservations quickly and easily. Once there, we were happy to find that museum was not crowded, and the weather was perfect for our day. We wanted to see one of the exhibits, but wandered through most of the other galleries as well, and spent a long time in the beautiful garden. The Villa is so perfectly situated along the hillside, and the renovation has given new life to this wonderful treasure. It is so relaxing just to wander through the halls, that it feels like someone's home, not a museum. It is a nice place to take friends, and out of town visitors, for a perfect day of leisure. They have a nice outdoor cafeteria with the usual food, but it sits above the museum a bit, so it gives you a nice perspective of the property. Reservations are required, and there is a parking fee of $15/car, but the museum is free.

Visited September 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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“Beautiful Getty Villa”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

It's been a while since I've been there but it is in a beautiful setting and has a very impressive art collection.

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Apex, North Carolina
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“Transported to Ancient Rome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2012

I was here 15 yrs ago. Few museums have the quality and quantity of antiquities of Getty Villa. Boston, British and Met in NY would be three who can compete. But for the experience of feeling transported to ancient Rome none compare. This is an exact replica of a country villa destroyed when Vesuvius erupted. If you've ever visited ancient sites and tried to recreate them in your mind's eye and wished you could have seen them in their splendor this is the place! Get your tickets online, they are timed. It's free but parking is $15. There is a casual lunch cafe, cafeteria style. Take time to explore the gardens. And they are closed on Tues. This is must see for L.A.

Visited October 2012
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