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 Travel Tips
- An advance timed-entry ticket is required.
- Pay once, park twice on the same day.
Entrance Ticket Details For Getty Villa
- Parking is USD 15; USD 10 after 3:00 pm.
How to Reach Getty Villa
- Rented car or taxi
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1.54% of people who visit Malibu include Getty Villa in their plan
50% of people start their Getty Villa visit around 3 PM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Getty Villa
95% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Getty Villa
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Getty Villa Reviews & Ratings
Not-so-hidden gem in southern California. This place is fantastic! They have the museum set up beautifully overlooking the ocean, with wonderful landscaping and gardens. The collection of antiquities is extremely impressive, and the docents that good the tours are very knowledgeable about the exhibits. Best of all, admission is free (so is parking if you're military with ID between Memorial Day and Veteran's Day). It's not too far away either, just in the north side of Santa Monica. Great place to go spend a half a day walking around. Enjoy!
Incredible place. Although we couldn't really find the entrance because as first time visitors we thought we had to check in for our time reserved. Loved that it's free. I'd love to try a guided tour next time for me education! But the employees were very informed and provided a lot of information.
This place is ok. The villa and surrounding are beautiful, but I didn’t like the art. Pretty much everything is reproduction of a real piece. 1 hour was enough to walk through, see everything and take couple pictures. Just a little tip- book morning tour, and come about 15 minutes earlier to avoid crowds. We came at 9:45, that was very convenient.
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 and the food is exceptionally fresh. There is also a sandwich stand that has less expensive fare. The museum itself is two floors and when I was there they had an expansive collection of Greek pottery from the classical and archaic ages. There are so many beautiful vistas you can go through an entire 5 hours just taking pictures. It is truly a magnificent and fantastic addition to Los Angeles cultural experiences.
Such an absolute beautiful place. It was gorgeous really! All the art and gardens were amazing. Don't forget to get tickets online. They are free but it's timed entry so you have to have a ticket. I like the way they do that because it doesn't get too crowded.