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The Getty Villa

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Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, Malibu, CA 90272
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+1 310-440-7300
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10:00 - 17:00
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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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Reproduction ancient Roman villa and classical art collection

I had no idea what to expect on visiting the villa, and I was honestly quite impressed. The villa is a painstaking reproduction of an ancient Roman villa, down to the exact... read more

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

I had no idea what to expect on visiting the villa, and I was honestly quite impressed. The villa is a painstaking reproduction of an ancient Roman villa, down to the exact measurements and orientation on the land, and the kinds of plants in the landscape. The villa offers multiple docent tours per day, which are very informative. The cafe... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We booked our visit in advance and had a smooth visit. Our kids enjoyed walking through the gardens and touring the museum. The views of the Malibu coast our beautiful.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you like the ancients you will love this place. It is a replica of a Roman Villa. I can spend all day there. The museum is being worked on at the time I went. I would go back again and again. I love this place.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is an attraction everyone she visit. Remarkable! Many people from around the world come to visit the Getty.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful property, with wonderful gardens. The whole theme is ancient Rome. This was Getty's "Ranch" but he never lived here, but stored art. He loved Roman antiquities.There are rooms of ancient mosaics. We took the culinary tour of the gardens that included foods eaten by ancient Romans. Also included some history, and art. Take one of the several short (free)... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Getty Villa is different and in a separate area from the Getty Museum. I like the museum better than the villa. The villa has pottery and antiquites, not exactly my kind of interest. But did have some interesting stuff. Very nice facility. Great views.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Museum is free. Parking is $15 which you must purchase in advance as they only let so many cars in at one time. You can easily do this online. This controls the crowds and makes a very pleasant visit. If you love antiquities, sculptures and architecture this is a must see. The vie of the Pacific is extraordinary. There are... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful museum of antiquities from the John P Getty art collection. The architecture of the buildings are unique and beautiful. The art work is of the quality that you would only find in a vey upscale gallery. There is also a magnificent herb and flower garden of ancient plants. You can purchase seeds, plants and bulbs of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Getty Villa is modeled after a first-century Roman country house, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. The detail is amazing and the views are incredible. The attraction is free but you have to pay for parking and have a reservation for parking in advance. Get here early - when it first opens and come on a nice sunny... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A gorgeous landscape with gorgeous sculptures & installations throughout. But I felt, for a museum on the beach, more importance should've been placed with views of the ocean so you can feel the way it blends with the art. The only notable view is from the steeple patio & while we were here, the main reflecting pool happened to be... More 

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