Getty Villa, Malibu

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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
  • Time Required: 02:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Museum, Historical Site, Family And Kids
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About Getty Villa, Malibu

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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Things to Know Before Visiting Getty Villa

  • 1.05% of people who visit Malibu include Getty Villa in their plan

  • 95% of people start their Getty Villa visit around 1 PM

  • People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Getty Villa


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

People normally also visit Paradise Cove while planning their trip to Getty Villa.

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Getty Villa, Malibu Reviews

  • First of all its free all you have to do is reserve the day you are going. Beautiful relaxing WONDERFUL, refreshing just great experience overall. Exhibitions are awesome is so much to do. The architectural tour, garden tour, and the Roman seed ball workshops. It's so much to do and it's small but has great content. Overall recommend if you haven't. Take the family.

  • We looked into the Getty Villa when we had to cancel our beach plans in Malibu due to bad weather. Entrance is free but there is a $15 parking charge per car, which is well worth it in my opinion! BEAUTIFUL architecture and very interesting museum to see. We spent 3-4 hours walking around the place and seeing all the sights. Loved every second of it!

  • Great venue for antiquities, beautiful building and grounds. There were a couple of wonderful exhibits/rooms. If you are really into statues and pottery from ancient Rome, Greece, and Italy you're going to love it, but the Getty is certainly the better museum. FYI: While the Villa is right off PCH, it does not have views or even the feel of a great location, which I went into it expecting.

  • Used to come here in the 80's and 90's, so have a real fondness for the Villa. Although the upgrades are impressive, I did rather prefer the way it used to be. Still, it's a lovely place with much ancient beauty to enjoy. The cafe was a pleasant surprise - delicious offerings although steeply priced.

  • Gorgeous gardens! Very inspiring and creative place to view artifacts, sculptures, and imagine the moments of Hollywood history that occurred in the quiet little areas. Great for photography and sketching. Extremely peaceful and the fresh ocean breeze enhances the garden fragrances.

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