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The Getty Villa
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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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Reviewed May 11, 2014

This is a beautiful setting and well worth the drive to Malibu and it is a beautiful drive!! You must order tickets ahead of time on line or you will not get in. They run out pretty quick especially in high seasons so pick the day you want to go and reserve your tix. The antiquities at this place are unbelievable and the different tours are well worth it. Go. You will not be disappointed, especially if you like historical things.

Thank Karen J
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Reviewed May 11, 2014

What a lovely afternoon spent at the Getty Villa in Pacific Palisades. The Villa is free but reservations are required. I made the reservations two days before going and there were tickets available. Parking is $15.00. Once inside the museum, we took one of the free tours. There is a garden, architecture and collection tour. There are additional tours available based on the current exhibition. A little disappointed in the collection tour. The tour lasted approximately 50 minutes and the docent only showed us about 5 different objects. I would recommend spending a little less time explaining each piece and including more items in the tour. Otherwise, the Villa is beautiful and the garden with the pool is magnificent. We also ate at the museum. The food is a little expensive and next time I will bring a picnic lunch. The Getty has many places to sit and a picnic area. For $15.00 per car, you can have a nice outing. I too am grateful for the legacy that has been left behind by Mr. Getty. I also, believe for same $15.00 and if you have time you can go to the main Getty Museum on the same day and use the same parking pass.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

The Getty Villa is located in a stunning site on a hill above Malibu. Modelled on a Roman country house in Herculaneum, which was buried by the eruption of Mt Vesuvius in A.D.79, the villa contains a museum of art and sculpture treasures. The museum is home to one of America's finest collections of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Beautiful landscaped gardens and pool form an outdoor courtyard. It is worth joining the tour of the gardens (it's free)as the guide has an amazing knowledge of the species of trees and plants in the various gardens. Children can try painting designs on the life-size vases and vessels in the family room.Entrance to the villa and gardens us absolutely free! Amazing! You could easily spend a day there.

Thank Lois G
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Reviewed May 10, 2014

OK , it might have been a tax haven back then , but the gifting of this place to future generations to enjoy is still pretty special either way. The wife absolutely loved it and I'm glad I found it trolling through TA a couple days out of LA. It's free to visit with only a $15 parking fee if driving but worth every penny ! The Villa is faithfully based on the plans of a 100 AD Roman Villa and is evidence of what money can do !! The treasures within complement the building & grounds, all magnificent and worth several visits to fully capture & enjoy ! A fantastic display of Grecian, Roman & Etruscan artifacts !! A must see in LA !!

Thank Skeney57
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

I've spent a few afternoons by myself at the Getty Villa recently, having lunch, and roaming around the gardens. It's the perfect place to clear my head, and juice up my creativity.

Thank mskatia1
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