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“The architecture made my heart sing”
Review of The Getty Center

The Getty Center
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US$15.00*
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Los Angeles Getty Scavenger Hunt Adventure
Ranked #1 of 608 things to do in Los Angeles
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens.
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

Came to visit Vincent and Claude (one van Gogh, four Monets - thought there would be more!) but the best part is the complex itself. If I was a Bond villain, this would be my lair, with an ICBM below the circular garden, plenty of room to park a stolen submarine or two, and a whole clutch of eries for death defying climbs.

Seriously, I felt that this was probably the finest single piece of monumental architecture I have ever seen. Beats the Acropolis, makes Edinburgh Castle look bourgeois, and the Kremlin gaudy. Even if the art bores you, just go for the setting.

Thank Coltbridge
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Reviewed 12 May 2012

No matter what the special exhibit you leave the Getty feeling better than when you arrived. There is something for every taste and it is among the best of its class in the world. I have been to many museums around the world and whereas many are dark and gloom illuminating only the art work this building is created to let the light shine...on everything.

Thank michael p
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Yes, there's enough art here to satisfy any museum aficionado. But it's the setting and the architecture that makes this unique in all the world. Perfection!

Thank MK2000
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

still one of the best spots to stroll around and take in the view as well as the arts.

Thank kanpaisan
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Reviewed 11 May 2012

Wonderful hillside location in beautiful gardens with 180 degree views. World Class Art!

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