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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 4 days ago

At a friend's recommendation, we decided to spend an afternoon here. While I'm not much into "art" in general, I did thoroughly enjoy walking the grounds and seeing much of the sculpture and other artifacts J. Paul Getty brought to his Villa. The outside grounds...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Kevin R
Reviewed 4 days ago

Awesome place on the ocean that is free!! Incredible manicured grounds. Take the time to see it.Just up the coast from Santa Monica Pier. Easy to do both the same day. Only pay for parking. Great display of J.P.Getty's incredible collection.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank beachblind
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Stopped in at this impressive museum en route from LAX to points north. Didn't have enough time to truly savor the buildings and their contents but got a wonderful glimpse of the stunning gardens and were left with a taste for more. The museum is...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank bfindysz
Reviewed 5 days ago

This extraordinary villa that was reconstructed by J.P. Getty is a visit that should not be missed. This gem is a delight for all senses. Get there early for easy parking and to avoid the crowds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jeannem52
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A must do in LA, even better than the Getty Centre. Interesting exhibits, lots of tours, great grounds.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank itsBG
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was peaceful, accessible, BEAUTIFUL...and free! If you love incredible views, architecture and art, you must visit this place. It is NOT a duplicate of the Getty Center and stands on its own as a must-see in LA. Advance, online reservations are required, so plan...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank jessepisors
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the first location for the Getty and is a stunning replica of a Mediterranean villa overlooking the sea. The Greek and Roman antiquities are quite special and very beautiful. The gift shop is one of the best I've visited offering a range of...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Denise O
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nestled in the hills of Malibu, the Getty Villa is accessible by Highway 1 along the Malibu coast. It is free. However you need to reserve your tickets online ahead and pay the 15$ parking fee. There is a covered parking structure with plenty of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Hanancha
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Astonishing views, awesome recreation of an ancient villa, and great works of art. Truly an escape from the traditional LA attractions. Get your free tickets online at least a few days in advance (earlier if you feel your date will be popular). Try to get...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RealDoubleM
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a wonderful experience we had at the Getty Villa, just for the cost of parking-$15. This is a museum that is housed in a villa based on a place in Italy that Mr Getty knew and had recreated. Although it contains only a small...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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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!