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The Getty Center

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Neighbourhood: Westside
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Address: 1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049
Phone Number:
+1 310-440-7300
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Today
10:00 - 17:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 17:30
Tue - Fri 10:00 - 17:30
Sat 10:00 - 21:00
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: Yes
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Spectacular museum boasts a most impressive collection by such luminaries...

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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Rain or shine, one of the best places to visit in LA

I have visited the Getty dozens of times, and it is one of my favorite places to recommend in Los Angeles. In addition to the wonderful gardens and magnificent views of the city... read more

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Geneva, Switzerland
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have visited the Getty dozens of times, and it is one of my favorite places to recommend in Los Angeles. In addition to the wonderful gardens and magnificent views of the city and Santa Monica coastline, it truly has a "something-for-everyone" quality that can open the imagination of every visitor. Each building housing the art collections has its own... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had been told by a friend that the Getty Centre was worth visiting for the building alone - and that is certainly true. Visited at the end of a fairly long day and so the kids were not going to let me stay for hours. Nevertheless we had time enough to admire the architecture, appreciate the vista over LA... More 

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Maplewood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love the garden. Parking is easy and inexpensive and then the museum is free!! And you get a little tram ride too! Good for the kid in each of us. Take a tour: architecture, garden, exhibit. Very knowledgable docents.

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Los Angeles, California
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I love the Getty center. It's so rich with beautiful art work. They have a stunning garden outside. Probably my favorite part. We had a small picnic on the grass by the river. There is ample parking.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I won't try to review it other than to say that it's a must-see for anyone going to LA. The collection is extraordinarily wide although without the depth of the best European galleries. However, as a piece of contemporary architecture it is simply stunning.

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California's Wine Coast Country, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I am always amazed at the exciting exhibits at the Getty and it seems each visit is an exciting learning adventure for me

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is large - even the parking lot, so note the parking level you end up at. After entering the museum collect the complimentary audio tour, then check out the special exhibit. The museum buildings are physically ordered by year with the most recent pieces to the right. The museum cafe has a wide variety of food types but closes... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had an amazing afternoon. I would budget at least three hours to enjoy both the incredible are and the gardens. Parking was competitive but we'll organized. Staff was very efficient, knowledgeable and friendly.

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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

All that you will read about the Getty Center is true. This is a remarkable collection in a remarkable setting. Plan on spending a full day there and pace yourself. The scope of this collection is amazing. We ate at the cafe there and the meals were also excellent with a wide variety of options. This is a must see... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It's a huge complex, I don't think that even the whole day is enough to see everything here. This center is a great combination of museum with unique pictures (e.g. Van Gogh's Irises) and sculptures, architectural masterpiece and panoramic city view with great Californian landscape and nature. The great plus is that it's absolutely free and you don't need any... More 

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