Getty Villa

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  • Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA, Malibu, United States
  • Timings: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +1-3104407300
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids

Getty Villa - Review

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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  • Getty Villa Address: 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, USA, Malibu, United States
  • Getty Villa Contact Number: +1-3104407300
  • Getty Villa Timing: 10:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Getty Villa Price: Free
  • Time required to visit Getty Villa: 02:00 Hrs
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  • 2.08% of people who visit Malibu include Getty Villa in their plan

  • 55.56% of people start their Getty Villa visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Getty Villa

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95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Getty Villa

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Getty Villa, Malibu Reviews

  • Been wanting to visit the Getty Villa for a while (despite what I had heard) and brought out-of-town family on a weekday afternoon. It's free, but you need to make a reservation and pay for parking, $10 if I remember correctly. The museum building itself is nice and the grounds are beautifully kept. Some of the design does border on "suburban Italian restaurant" though. The collection, let's face it, is of neither historical nor artistic significance. There isn't a single item attributed to an artist. The collection pieces are basically the garden gnomes of ancient Rome and Greek. Just because something is old doesn't mean it is of artistic value. Then there are the Googly-Eye bronze statues. I don't know what they are supposed to be, but they are creepy to say the least. Maybe I was expecting too much from the Getty Villa. I thought it would be something inspired, along the lines of the Cloisters in NYC. I was way off.

  • The Getty Villa is a beautiful museum dedicated to the arts and culture of Greece, Rome and Etruria. The Villa itself is mirrored after after the Villa of the Papyri and is absolutely stunning. The tickets are free but you will have to pay to park, when you pay for parking at the Getty Center or Getty Villa you get to go to the other for free, make sure to keep your ticket. The exhibits are interesting and have a lot of antiquities to check out, however due to the size of the Villa it's unlikely that you would spend all day there. Breakfast and lunch are options here as they have a restaurant and food cart, I suggest to get there at opening for breakfast as they tend to sell out of food quickly. Overall the place is a must if your coming into L.A, the campus is very photogenic and I suggest to read up on Getty himself as its a pretty interesting story in itself.

  • What a beautiful place, filled with art and history. Admission is free. Reservations are made on line. Excellent way to spend the day or take a special someone on a date. Very green and relaxing environment and not overly crowded either. The food in the cafe was delicious, not overly priced and large portions. Overall, an excellent experience and worth every minute spent.

  • This place is done with the utmost originality and detail to specifications that were used in building ancient Roman Villas. The restaurant is a little pricey but no more than Airport restaurants. The museum itself is two floors and when I was there they had and expansive collection of Greek pottery from the classical and archaic ages. There are so many beautiful Vistas you can go through an entire for 5 hours just taking pictures. It is truly a magnificent and fantastic addition to Los Angeles cultural experiences.

  • Absolutely beautiful (and free, aside from parking). Felt like I was in Rome or Greece--truly stunning exhibits and architecture. Take a tour--I liked the architecture one. If you do the Getty Center and Villa in one day, you only pay for parking once. I did this (open until 9p on Saturdays!).

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