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The Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272

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4.5 out of 5
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    Emon Tjokro
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    5 Jun 20, 2013

    Not as a great as the Getty Museum but less crowded and the view is awesome!

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    Rodney S
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    5 Mar 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.

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  • The Getty VillaPro 2014
    Verlisia
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    5 Feb 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.

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    Sue Zhou
    4 Feb 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.

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    Erin K
    3 Feb 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.

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    Jennifer Kaufman
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    5 Oct 12, 2013

    Beautiful place to stroll around.

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    Andy Chen
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    5 Jul 30, 2012

    Really pretty and relaxing. Not to mention free.

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    4 Sep 13, 2013
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The original Getty museum in Malibu contains JP Getty's collection of antiquities and some really interesting new architecture. The gardens here are nice too. You need a parking reservation (free!) to get in because of entrance restrictions placed by neighbors in this residential area off of PCH.

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What legacy do you leave when you're one of the wealthiest Americans in history? How about creating a villa-like museum on the hills above Malibu, filled with a rotating collection of over 44,000 works of Roman, Etruscan and Greek art and artifacts spanning thousands of years of ancient history? Don't show up unannounced, a pre-booked timed ticket (free!) is required for entry.
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