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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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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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A great place to spend a sunny day on the coast

You only pay to park at the Getty Villa. So park on the street if you can find a place and want to save some money. The Villa itself is lovely and worth the trip. I took many... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

You only pay to park at the Getty Villa. So park on the street if you can find a place and want to save some money. The Villa itself is lovely and worth the trip. I took many wonderful pictures of the grounds and the views. The exhibits are interesting, but not particularly noteworthy. On the second floor the exhibits... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a morning here. Lots to see and read up on Greek and Roman cultures and history of Paul Getty. And how he put his collection together. You need to apply on-line for Entry passes. The tickets are free but parking is $15 / vehicle. It appears that they limit the entry in 30 minute increments to monitor and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Although not as good as it used to be after repatriating many statutes back to Italy, the villa is still well worth seeing. It is a replica of a villa in Heraculeum (north side of Vesuvius) and has many beautiful marble mosaic floors, ancient coins, glass, and pottery. If you like antiquities this is THE place in the US to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is definitely worth a couple of hours. Take a tour to better understand the architecture and the grounds. Everything has a reason for being there. The art collection is interesting and not overwhelming.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Very well done, but not so huge that you're exhausted by the end. Perfect for a couple of hours. Fascinating collection - top notch in a truly lovely setting. Our whole family enjoyed it.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This museum is excellent for people interested in Mediterranean archaeology. Displays of Greek and Roman artifacts and the background and history of the pieces are excellent. I enjoyed all of it. I do recommend the advance time ticket for busier times. Parking fees apply, but the museum is free.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A great way to spend a day, especially if you have friends or relatives visiting from out of town. Great cafe, too!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 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

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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