Getty Villa, Malibu
About Getty Villa, Malibu
Getty Villa, Malibu - Address, Phone Number
Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA
Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
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Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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Often clubbed with a visit to the Getty Centre, the Getty Villa has a more laidback vibe to it. As if an instant trip to Greece or Rome this villa is abundant with studies of art forms like sculptures and paintings dedicated to ancient Greece, Etruria and Rome. With a collection exceeding a whopping 44,000 items, some dating back to the period of 6,500 BC to 400 AD, you can easily spend a good amount of time here on a sunny day. Here you will even find the iconic sculptures of Victorious Youth and Lansdowne Heracles. The museum is a result of the founder, J. Paul Getty running out of space to accommodate his collection in his house. So, he thought of opening the Getty Villa adjoining his house.
Getty Villa Information
- An advance timed-entry ticket is required.
- Pay once, park twice on the same day.
Getty Villa Ticket Prices
- Parking is USD 15; USD 10 after 3:00 pm.
How To reach Getty Villa by Public Transport
- Rented car or taxi
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Great place to go. Pleasant environment. Lots of good historical and cultural information. Great for kids to be exposed to items from older cultures and civilizations. Worth spending several hours there, which is easy to do if you read all the information and placards that accompany each exhibit.
We couldn't get in because we walked there! The parking attendants wouldn't let us in the shuttle!!!! Those people were humiliating us, because we didn't have the bus ticket. WHAT A DISCRIMINATION. Of course we didn't, we walked! Walking should be promoted, although the Getty Villa only wants you to visit if you come with a car and pay for parking, otherwise they'll ask for proof that you got there by a bus, and will not let you in at all if you walked there!!!!!! They state that a lot of people just park on the street and come in, although even on the street there are no signs not allowing you to park there and these are just their policies to make more $ from parking. What a cheap way to do business. You'd better charge for entrance, not for parking and start promoting walking!
Add this to your L.A. trip. I thought this place was very cool and I do not know much about the architecture and history here. My wife studied Interior Design for her bachelor's so this was her favorite part of our L.A. trip. Also, I do like that this is less of a touristy spot. I recommend getting here early for awesome picture with no other people.
This place is paradise -- the views of the ocean, the beautiful estate, the art. We went on a short walking tour of the plants -- so interesting, and so much beauty! And be sure to book ahead for Tea by the Sea - a high tea the Villa does two days a week. It's often packed for months (and I can see why!) A really nice thing to do for a special occasion.
The villa is very pretty but also quite small. You could view the whole place in about an hour or two. There are a lot of interesting, and random, artifacts to look at and read about though. People who enjoy architecture will especially love it though. Great view of the ocean too.