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The Getty Villa

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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
Phone Number: +1 310-440-7300
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Wed - Mon 10:00 - 17:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Sunday, December 25, 2016 - Getty Villa will be...

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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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A visit I will carry with me a long time

One late afternoon a few hours before closing bestows well-being.The environment is captivating, art of sublime quality. Works of art from all three ancient civilizations... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 6 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

One late afternoon a few hours before closing bestows well-being.The environment is captivating, art of sublime quality. Works of art from all three ancient civilizations including statues, mosaics, pottery, glass work, and more.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Phyllis was our guide for the architecture tour and she explained some of the amazing history of the villa. Don't miss the mosaics!

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Modeled after a Pompeian villa and housing an impressive collection of ancient sculptures and artifacts, the Getty Villa is well worth the visit. They have some strange requirements for parking, which seem to be designed to prevent parking issues in the surround area, or perhaps to guarantee some revenue. Parking is $15 and you have to park onsite. If you... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are in LA, visiting the Getty villa is great idea. It's beautiful, architectural and informative. The drive to Malibu and dinning at nobo along with the villa visit is a perfect day spent.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Villa requires advance reservations but we lucked out and got in without any because of some cancellations. I wouldn't recommend counting on that. I would recommend the architectural tours, especially for those like me who are not that interested in extensive collections of antiquities. The tour highlights how Getty modeled the building after a villa in Pompeii and you... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's fun just to walk around the villa and experience the architecture and grounds. The villa also contains some nice exhibits. We particularly enjoyed the exhibit of ancient glass.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

After seeing the short movie and walking through the first few exhibits I really appreciated that J. Paul Getty shared his love for antiquities with the world. Normally one would have to travel to Europe or a stuffy museum to see anything like this. It was so nice to enjoy the gardens and see the antiquities in a seamless, relaxed... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a very nice place, the architecture is astonishing together with museum. A lot of Greek , Romain arts . Suggested

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful Villa, really worth visiting. We did one of the free guided tours which was very interesting. Would definitely recommend a visit!

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm not a fan of ancient artifacts. So going to a museum with Roman antiquities would probably be last on my list. I'm more of a modern art type of guy. But I'm always game for interesting architecture. And I must say, the Getty Villa is one of the best looking museums I've seen. The designers ditched the shoebox layout... More 

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