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J. Paul Getty Villa

J. Paul Getty Villa

Art Museum and Art Gallery · Castellammare
17985 Pacific Coast Hwy, Pacific Palisades, CA 90272, United States
Closed until 10:00 AM (Show more)
  • Mon, Wed–Fri, Sun
    • 10:00 AM–5:00 PM
  • Sat
    • 10:00 AM–9:00 PM
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The Getty Villa is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria.


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    Michael K.
    "Best escape to the Mediterranean while not leaving Malibu."(7 Tips)
    Meredith M.
    "Still a stunning museum with beautiful gardens and art!"(6 Tips)
    "free parking at Getty Center"(4 Tips)
    Claudia Y.
    "Did I mention the architecture and gardens are to die for!"(7 Tips)

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  • Paul S.

    Go here for antiquities and fantastic grounds.

    Paul Smith · 3 weeks ago
  • Fatma G.

    WhAt are we doing heeeeere

    Fatma Genc · October 16
  • Matei P.

    A great way to spend the day in LA. Not to be missed - even for Europeans! :-)

    Matei P. · September 2
  • Gaia D.

    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.

    Gaia Dempsey · August 23
  • Alberto J S M.

    I was not expecting to be as wonderful as it is, lovely place to walk, relax and have many pictures

  • Sam L.

    Absolutely beautiful garden!

    Sam Lee · July 11
  • Go Find Alice

    Cute place for a date! Beautiful garden and ocean view of Malibu

    Go Find Alice · May 28
  • Alexa W.

    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. )

    Alexa Whiteside · May 20
  • Christian O.

    This place is out of this world, great collection and decoration

    Christian Ortiz · April 23
  • Hannah M.

    I love it! The art is phenomenal as well as the architecture!

    Hannah Muery · April 10
  • Mark A.

    Every time I'm in LA a visit to the Getty Villa is a must. Live the place!

    Mark A · April 5
  • Abby F.

    Really fun place to be the staff is super helpful and they have a cute little lunch place there

    Abby Filsinger · March 26
  • Martin K.

    You need to reserve a ticket. Drive-ups might receive tickets. Just ask the porter.

    Martin K · March 12
  • Rune S.

    Worth visiting and seeing how much he curated

    Rune Sovndahl · February 3
  • Katrina Z.

    I love that it's free to go visit as long as tix were booked in advance Online.

    Katrina Zai · January 27
  • roseborn c.

    Love this place

    roseborn cudjoe · January 4
  • Meredith M.

    Most of the water features are off because of the drought (at least for now). Still a stunning museum with beautiful gardens and art!

    Meredith Maimoni · December 29, 2014
  • Anabella M.

    Great building and architecture but to see antique italian art, go to Italy, not worthy to spend time here

    Anabella Mingo · November 30, 2014
  • Phillip W.

    Beautiful gardens, yes. Peaceful on any weekday. Want a photo? Ask someone around you! Leave your selfie stick at home.

    Phillip Wood · October 18, 2014
  • Queenie C.

    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.

    Queenie C. · September 14, 2014
  • Haley D.

    Park on the highest level for easy access to the museum. The museum is on top of the parking lot!

    Haley Dove · August 25, 2014
  • Jen D.

    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!

    Jen Davis · August 19, 2014
  • lunani

    Parking is $15, but if you grab a complimentary voucher at information desk, free parking at Getty Center for same day!

    lunani · August 17, 2014
  • Candice H.

    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.

    Candice Harding · July 22, 2014
  • Stella B.

    We made a reservation to get a ticket.Admission is free parking is $15.Very friendly security and volunteers.

    Stella Bel Scran · July 9, 2014
  • Amanda J.

    Amazing Day Adventure - Parking is $15, Food is fantastic, plan for about 3-5 hours to see everything!

    Amanda Jacobs · May 28, 2014
  • Karen H.

    Allow several hours. So much to see!

    Karen Hall · March 31, 2014
  • Riddhi S.

    Amazing architecture. Be sure to have a few hours on hand to properly relax and enjoy the views.

    Riddhi Sanghvi · March 24, 2014
  • Chellie C.

    This place is beyond incredible, just beware the café! Super over priced!!

    Chellie Cullen · February 19, 2014
  • Eddy L.

    Save the pool garden for your exit. Be a tourist in your own town!

    Eddy Lord · February 10, 2014
  • Ryan W.

    Really cool place!

    Ryan W · February 9, 2014
  • sofarsoShawn

    "Festina Lente" Make haste, slowly. That's on a fridge magnet I got from the gift store #GoodAdvice

    sofarsoShawn · February 3, 2014
  • Hrag V.

    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.

    Hrag Vartanian · January 27, 2014
  • Sabina B.

    If you're not super into antiquities, stick to the Getty Museum - the traffic to and fro is not worth the trip.

    Sabina B. · December 31, 2013
  • H. C.

    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.

    H. Colbert · October 16, 2013
  • Ignis Dalini E.

    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)

    Ignis Dalini Echeverri · September 30, 2013
  • Alyssa B.

    Check in to get a 20% discount at the souvenir shop! ;)

    Alyssa Bautista · August 19, 2013
  • Aisha A.

    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.

    Aisha Alex · August 7, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    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.

    Los Angeles · August 1, 2013
  • Dana S.

    Beautiful herb garden, definitely worth it

    Dana Sekeres · July 29, 2013
  • dubstep n.

    Got to love free wifi :D

    dubstep nation · July 19, 2013
  • Paulette O.

    Always wonderful. Relaxing and beautiful.

    Paulette Osborne · July 18, 2013
  • Alejandro L.

    If you are in Los Angeles this is a must

    Alejandro Lund Gagliesi · July 8, 2013
  • Rachel M.

    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.

    Rachel Mercer · June 6, 2013
  • Emily W.

    Want these slippers

    Emily W · April 17, 2013
  • Los Angeles

    20% discount at Getty Center and Getty Villa Museum Store

    Los Angeles · March 28, 2013
  • Mia D.

    Garden is prettier in the summer

    Mia Del Cid · January 5, 2013
  • Astrid S.

    Check your coat in and get the audio tour at the Information desk.

    Astrid Saleh · December 31, 2012
  • Madame L.

    Smokers tip: you can smoke in the fruit and herbs garden :)

    Madame Lolo · December 23, 2012
  • Mark D.

    bad cell phone service

    Mark Dierking · November 27, 2012

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