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The Getty Villa

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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...more
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17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90265-5708
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Reviewed yesterday

Well-kept manicured gardens, historical artwork, spacious surroundings all contribute to an enjoyable, romantic and enduring experience.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank alexandrina55
Reviewed 3 days ago

Incredible kept villa and garden – and of course all the art. When heading for the Pacific Palisades and Malibu, the Getty Villa is very nice stop in the way. You'll be fascinated by the details and wealth. A place with a special history. Just...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Moeller_CPH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The villa is huge! The garden tour and the architectural tour provide you with the history and information you need to understand “the why” behind plants, materials, etc. The pizza at the cafe was awesome and they serve Menabrea beer, imported straight from Italy. Getty’s...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank keegs3225
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Getty Villa on our return to San Diego from Santa Barbara. The drive from the 101 through Topanga Canyon was gorgeous and the villa’s just down the PCH when you arrive at the ocean. We didn’t have a reservation but there were...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank db7477
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although admission is free you need to obtain a timed entry ticket for admittance and parking is US$15, this is transferrable to the Getty Center for same day parking. We spent 2-3 hours browsing the artefacts, which are amazing, and enjoying the beautiful setting.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sam R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing. Reserve your visit online. 15$ parking. Worth every minute. Some cool children’s activities. Get in touch with them ahead of time for specific activities and events.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank WandringJoe
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going here for years. It is beautiful and peaceful but most important it was built to show what a Roman villa would have looked like. Beautiful building, setting and fantastic collection of antiquities.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank khrecruit
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Loved the buildings, the collection and the gardens. Very enjoyable experience. Staff was welcoming and very informative. The art was excellent. The gardens were the biggest surprise and extremely enjoyable.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Venture21613
Reviewed November 6, 2018

At the Getty museum, we learned about Getty Villa. We obtained free tickets to go the next day. It's a beautify villa and immaculate garden, beautiful architecture, and if you likes photography, it offers you beautiful backdrops for some nice photos. The museum is small...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank JLlovetravel
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

Daughter had an art class project at the Getty Villa. I came along as it had been years since my last visit. We brought our free tickets from website. Parking attendant said it was best to have them to ensure entry. The grounds of the...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Marie B
May 20, 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
Just create a new free reservation and go and if you already paid for parking, bring a copy
April 14, 2018|
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Response from Mike S | Reviewed this property |
yes as I did
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Response from Deexo | Reviewed this property |
How far is Anaheim? I’d get a hired car if not an uber as it’s better to get this. I’m not sure if there are your companies that take you there but this may be possible. Enjoy it’s an amazing villa!