The Getty Villa
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- 98%History Buffs
- 94%Art & Design Lovers
- 79%Local Culture
- 78%Family Travelers
- 59%Budget Travelers
- 55%Outdoor Enthusiasts
Member Reviews (70)
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 4Mar 07, 2014
Easily one of the best museum in L.A. Good collection of arts plus had one of the most amazing garden I see, at top of great view of L.A. The best part is free, parking is not but that's nothing compare for what you getting. A must visit !Recommended for:Local Culture
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Mar 04, 2014
I can finally say I've been to both the Getty Center & the Getty Villa.
When in Rome, do as the Romans do - enjoy life in sculptured gardens around a breathtaking pool, with exquisite sculptures & architecture surrounding you as if you befriended Augustus Caesar himself.
The locale is perfect. Cool breezes from the Pacific flow by you as you partake of coffee or a glass of wine from the Getty Villa Cafe. The herb/fruit garden shows the benefits of edible landscaping, with grape vines trellised in a row, benches underneath to sit & contemplate how good life is. Ponds with lotuses, water lillies & koi add to the ambiance. The Gift Shop has various knick-knacks to take home & remember your visit by.
There are many opportunities for your own Kodak moments, especially by the pool and the sculptures outside & in. Just remember to turn off your flash when inside. You'll be scolded, like I was. But, hey, it was all good.
Admission is free but parking is $15. The entrance is only from N PCH, and keep your eyes peeled because you may pass it by. The traffic both going to & leaving was a pain in the tookis, but definitely worth it.
Instead of staying home & watching reality TV, bring culture into your life & check out the Getty Villa. I highly recommend paying a visit for this SoCal treasure.
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFoodies+ 2Feb 15, 2014
I don't even know this place existed until a friend from LA mentioned it.
I truly adore Getty Villa. Yes. It is just an replica but it is a very respectable reproduction. Everyone working there was knowledgeable and helpful. Get ready to be educated and take good advantage of the tours they offer. The tour could fill up quickly so make sure you get there at least 30 minutes ahead of time. There are quite a bit too see so give yourself at least a good half a day to take in everything.
If you are planning to visit Getty Villa, make sure you reserve your tickets online beforehand. You cannot just walk or drive in. Tickets are free and parking is only $15 per vehicle.
- The Getty VillaMember ofOutdoor EnthusiastsFeb 15, 2014
Out the Pacific Coast Highway on a hillside in Malibu, the Getty Villa houses an exceptional collection of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art, but the real draw here are the grounds themselves. Modeled after a traditional Roman villa, the gardens, courtyards, and gallery buildings are all stunning, and even after you've looked through the collection, you'll find yourself staying just to soak in the atmosphere. The free guided walking tour of the grounds is also superb. Visitation by internet reso only (easy to do).
- The Getty VillaFeb 15, 2014
Gorgeous hillside art museum inside an Italianate villa. Even if you have only a passing interest in ancient Greek and Roman art, you'll probably enjoy just walking around the grounds, gardens and exhibit halls. For now, parking reservations are still required to visit, but you can make them online, often same-day. Combine a trip here with a walk on the beach in Malibu afterward, or maybe a seafood snack at The Reel Inn farther south, on your way back to Santa Monica.
- The Getty VillaFeb 15, 2014
The Getty Villa has a truly beautiful view from its lookout above the ocean, and the architecture of the museum is quite stunning, but I think I liked the collection at the Getty Center a bit more. The Villa's Greek and Roman art was unique, but the exhibits were rather small. That being said, they had a lovely garden out back with some exquisite sculptures, and I would definitely come here again for the scenery.
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 3Feb 15, 2014
It seems like when people say the Getty they're always referring to the one atop Mulholland. But when I hear Getty, I always think of The Getty Villa in the Palisades as it was actually the original museum. The architecture and property really do remind you of a roman villa. The amphitheater located on the museum property is a sight to see in itself. Similar to how the Romans and Greeks must've consumed their theater back in the day, the Getty's amphitheater is on a bluff overlooking the Pacific ocean. Absolutely beautiful!Recommended for:Art & Design Lovers
- The Getty VillaFeb 15, 2014
A fantastic get away from the usual LA madness- located in Malibu- check out the special exhibits. This museum like its counterpart Getty (overlooking the 405) is free-- you just have to pay for parking -- but do remember to reserve online. This is required. Sundays are bustling with children and various family friendly activities. Collection is not as extensive as Lacma or the Getty. Beautiful gardens and walk ways though.Recommended for:Family Travelers
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureBusiness TravelersLuxury Travelers+ 2Feb 15, 2014
The picturesque Getty Villa is a museum and an educational center dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria. The structured was inspired after the ancient Roman Villa dei Papiri and houses a collection of Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities. Vast sculptures and artifacts dating from 6,500 B.C to A.D 400 form the collection of over 1,200 works which are all arranged by themes over 23 galleries. The gardens’ design reflects that of an ancient Roman garden, and features notable sculptures, fountains, verdant trees, flowers and herbs. Stunning ocean and sunset views adorn the villa throughout the year.Recommended for:History Buffs
- The Getty VillaMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Feb 15, 2014
Strolling the grounds you get a glimpse of life as a wealthy Roman surrounded by the beauty of the reflecting pools, the gardens and views. I love the floors and ceilings, the tiles and columns, and the way the building integrates the indoor and outdoor spaces. The art on view is truly exceptional and the exhibitions are always interesting. The exhibitions spaces are small compared to the area of the grounds and buildings. The cafe and gift shop are both good too. You can drive and pay the $15 for parking, or take public transport and walk in free. Do reserve online in advance.