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J. Paul Getty Villa

J. Paul Getty Villa

Art Museum and Art Gallery
Pacific Palisades
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    "Still a stunning museum with beautiful gardens and art!"(7 Tips)
    Claudia Y.
    "Did I mention the architecture and gardens are to die for!"(11 Tips)
    Victoria L.
    "Check out the antiquities collections at the Getty Villa on the PCH."(10 Tips)
    Tim S.
    "Visit the Getty Villa in Malibu"(2 Tips)
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  • Alexa W.heart icon on user image
    Alexa WhitesideMay 20, 2015
    The architecture and the gardens at the villa are way more interesting than the art itself. Go outside and enjoy. (Though maybe I've been spoiled with the art available in New York and Paris. )
  • Candice H.heart icon on user image
    Candice HardingJuly 22, 2014
    One of the delights of Los Angeles. Excellent tours, exhibits & docents. Make parking reservation on the web site. The museum is free, they chg for parking. Lunch avail in the indoor/outdoor cafe.
  • Tom C.heart icon on user image
    Tom CoatesApril 4, 2018
    Replica of a Roman villa, featuring Greek Roman and other Mediterranean antiquities. The villa itself is a bit cheesy but the exhibits are great and the modern architecture that surrounds it is great
    Upvoted Dec 28, 2023
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzJuly 3, 2019
    Monday’s are less busy. The admission is free, make sure you make a reservation. Stunning place, not so huge, a dream villa 😉. Food in a cafe was great!
  • Brad H.heart icon on user image
    Brad HagerJanuary 3, 2016
    Beautiful place with stunning artwork & antiques. The architecture is amazing. So much to see & take in so allow yourself hours. Guides / staff are VERY good.
  • Kelley L.
    Kelley L.April 1, 2023
    Great place to enjoy Roman and Greek histories. Love the architecture and details that went into the design and development.
  • Hrag V.
    Hrag VartanianJanuary 27, 2014
    Collection is good but not stellar, though there are a few stand outs like the "Victorious Youth" and the gold wreath, but the setting is a delight. Take you time & enjoy the educational materials.
  • Kirsten A.heart icon on user image
    Kirsten Alana4 days ago
    If you love exhibits, take the time to see every little room on both floors. Don’t just look at the exterior!
  • Ignis Dalini E.
    Ignis Dalini EcheverriSeptember 30, 2013
    Beautiful place, you feel like in a Roman Village, fabulous collection of ancient art. Free! but don't forget to make reservation. Also free Wifi (like in Getty Musseum in LA)
  • AR
    ARJune 17, 2019
    Amazing museum in Malibu! The building is based on the layout for an ancient Roman villa, and there are beautiful gardens and fountains around the property.
  • Bobby N.heart icon on user image
    Bobby NooromidNovember 3, 2012
    If you end up arriving at the gate without a reservation, call them (310.440.7300) and they'll give you a ticket number in less than a minute, which you'll be able to provide it in time to security.
  • Ebbani R.
    Ebbani ReyesMarch 9, 2016
    Is a very nice place to visit in a sunny day. Free access but you need to you pay parking place $15.
  • Jen D.heart icon on user image
    Jen DavisAugust 19, 2014
    Beautiful place! Free entry ($15 for parking) to amazing grounds and a huge exhibit. Plan to be there 3-4 hrs to see it all. I'll be back!
  • Dan B.heart icon on user image
    Dan BuhlerSeptember 9, 2019
    Great self guided audio tour for kids. Can use your own phone and headphones or borrow an iPod. Our 7 year old was a bit scared at the end, but it’s well done.
  • Gaia D.heart icon on user image
    Gaia DempseyAugust 23, 2015
    I love taking some quiet time in the reading room looking out over the Roman gardens. The books are always fascinating and can delve you into the history of the culture.
  • CJheart icon on user image
    CJMay 2, 2017
    Fantastic design and art collection. Reminds me of Sevilla. Nothing could go wrong in Malibu. Finally cross it off my list.
  • Aisha A.
    Aisha AlexAugust 7, 2013
    Smaller than the Los Angeles Getty so you can see everything in one day. Beautiful gardens, great food at the cafe, all around a lovely place to spend the day.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MercerJune 6, 2013
    Tickets are free as long as you book online in advance (parking is $15). Great place for a fun afternoon date - make a picnic out of the gardens, then go to Dukes of Malibu for a dessert.
  • nikki
    nikkiAugust 12, 2017
    lovely grounds and a timeless collection of ancient art and artifacts. multiple fountain gardens, thoughtfully illuminated in the evenings
  • Robert C.heart icon on user image
    Robert CarbonellJanuary 10, 2019
    Take the free guided tour. Very interesting insights you won’t get just walking.
  • Paulette O.heart icon on user image
    Paulette OsborneJuly 1, 2016
    The Getty Villa is a very special place. Very casual. I have never seen it crowded. You need to make a reservation but it's free.
  • Mere
    MereDecember 29, 2014
    Most of the water features are off because of the drought (at least for now). Still a stunning museum with beautiful gardens and art!
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie M.January 22, 2016
    Stunning, stunning place! Gorgeous gardens, superb architecture, great exhibits. If I lived in LA, I'd be visiting pretty often!
  • Buford B.heart icon on user image
    Buford BarnesJune 12, 2012
    Built by oil tycoon as a museum to house his ancient collections, the building is the only recreation of a Roman patrician villa in the US and is modeled after the Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum.
  • Matei P.heart icon on user image
    Matei P.September 2, 2015
    A great way to spend the day in LA. Not to be missed - even for Europeans! :-)
  • Nikki C.heart icon on user image
    Nikki CawleyOctober 9, 2016
    Look up! Look down! Look at all the stunning gardens! There are patterns and interesting things to see literally everywhere here, the art itself isn't the only thing to not miss!
  • Natalia Q.
    Natalia QuinteroJuly 10, 2012
    Modeled after Julius Caesar's father-in-law's villa in southern Italy, the Getty Villa provides a stunning space for the display of Greek, Roman, and Etruscan art & sculpture.
  • H. C.heart icon on user image
    H. Colbert (@hrsch)October 16, 2013
    If you pay for parking at one museum, you can visit the other one, on the same day, for free. Ask for a pass at the information booth.
  • eric b.heart icon on user image
    eric bornemannSeptember 20, 2020
    Beautiful setting with lots of great art from antiquity to explore. Reserve early.
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchMay 3, 2011
    Although most of the art has moved to the Frank Gehry-designed Getty Center, the original site—J. Paul Getty's former villa—still houses Greek, Roman and Etruscan antiquities.
  • Mark A.heart icon on user image
    Mark AApril 5, 2015
    Every time I'm in LA a visit to the Getty Villa is a must. Live the place!
  • Alberto J S M.heart icon on user image
    Alberto J S Moreau DAugust 11, 2015
    I was not expecting to be as wonderful as it is, lovely place to walk, relax and have many pictures
  • Hamilton F.heart icon on user image
    Seriously to die for. Gorgeous place and breathtaking views. Reminds me of the Mediterranean.
  • Amanda J.
    Amanda JacobsMay 28, 2014
    Amazing Day Adventure - Parking is $15, Food is fantastic, plan for about 3-5 hours to see everything!
  • Christian O.heart icon on user image
    Christian OrtizApril 23, 2015
    This place is out of this world, great collection and decoration
  • Anabella M.heart icon on user image
    Anabella MingoNovember 30, 2014
    Great building and architecture but to see antique italian art, go to Italy, not worthy to spend time here
  • Katrina
    KatrinaJanuary 27, 2015
    I love that it's free to go visit as long as tix were booked in advance Online.
  • Go Find Aliceheart icon on user image
    Go Find AliceMay 28, 2015
    Cute place for a date! Beautiful garden and ocean view of Malibu
  • Phillip W.
    Phillip WoodOctober 18, 2014
    Beautiful gardens, yes. Peaceful on any weekday. Want a photo? Ask someone around you! Leave your selfie stick at home.
  • My Social One
    My Social OneSeptember 26, 2011
    The Getty Villa in Malibu is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. Admire the views, art, and architecture?
  • Abby F.heart icon on user image
    Abby FilsingerMarch 26, 2015
    Really fun place to be the staff is super helpful and they have a cute little lunch place there
  • Laura B.heart icon on user image
    Laura BrgNovember 9, 2016
    Amazing place. To do absolutely. Sculptures, poteries, paintings from Greece and romaine antiquity
  • Caro S.heart icon on user image
    Caro SchieferApril 17, 2017
    Definitely worth a visit. Only parking costs 15$. Entrance is free but requires a online pre-reservation.
  • Haley D.
    Haley DoveAugust 25, 2014
    Park on the highest level for easy access to the museum. The museum is on top of the parking lot!
  • Los Angeles
    Los AngelesAugust 1, 2013
    This magnificent Malibu property includes an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome and Etruria.
  • Stella B.
    Stella Bel ScranJuly 9, 2014
    We made a reservation to get a ticket.Admission is free parking is $15.Very friendly security and volunteers.
  • Queenie C.
    Queenie C.September 14, 2014
    When you make a ticket reservation you're allotted 1 hour from your reservation time to arrive after your appointment. Also the cafe closes at 4p on Saturday.
  • TurkeyVision
    TurkeyVisionMay 5, 2012
    Don't miss this beautiful Roman Bracelet. Large emeralds, blue glass, and now-missing pearls contrast with the gold background of the brace
  • Martin K.heart icon on user image
    Martin KRMarch 12, 2015
    You need to reserve a ticket. Drive-ups might receive tickets. Just ask the porter.
  • lunaniheart icon on user image
    lunaniAugust 17, 2014
    Parking is $15, but if you grab a complimentary voucher at information desk, free parking at Getty Center for same day!
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