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The Getty Center, Los Angeles

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Explore the impressive collection of pre-20th-century European art that fills the rooms of The Getty Center. Nestled in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the six-building complex, notable for its new-age architecture and expanse of landscaped gardens, features exhibits of 19th- and 20th-century photographs, sculptures, and paintings. Take your time wandering through the museum’s sculpture garden, or have your picture taken with Van Gogh’s "Irises." Pack a picnic to have in the gardens while taking in a panoramic view of the city. While admission to the center is free, you must pay to park a car. Put The Getty Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site.
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  • I saw the The Getty and was drawn to the white clean travertine exterior. We didn’t have it on are agenda but decided to tour the place. I instantly fell in love the minute you enter the grounds. It.....  more
    I saw the The Getty and was drawn to the white clean travertine exterior. We didn’t have it on are agenda but decided to tour the place. I instantly fell in love the minute you enter the grounds. It.....  more »
  • The Getty Center is a treasure. Sitting on top of a mountain, the stunning placement of sandstone buildings graces the hilltop and affords stunning 360° views of greater LA. Van Gogh's "Iris" was... 
    The Getty Center is a treasure. Sitting on top of a mountain, the stunning placement of sandstone buildings graces the hilltop and affords stunning 360° views of greater LA. Van Gogh's "Iris" was...  more »
  • Nice, clean, professional environment to educate my teen. I liked the outside flower garden the best. Good price to pay (just parking for $20) 
    Nice, clean, professional environment to educate my teen. I liked the outside flower garden the best. Good price to pay (just parking for $20)  more »
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  • BEST MUSEUM in the West Coast!!! The collection and architecture are absolutely TOP NOTCH and WORLD CLASS!!! When you’re visiting Los Angeles, skip the tourist traps and Visit Getty instead - this place is a must, and you will not regret it! It’s only a few miles from the LAX but for convenience you need a car or take a ride share. On clear day, you’ll be amazed by the view from the tram. When you need a break, head to the grand cafeteria with an expansive view. It is pricey as expected in a museum of this caliber. There is so much space to roam around and be sure to check out the garden and various decks that offers panoramic views of the greater Los Angeles. Prepare to spend at least 3 hours to really appreciate what the place offers. Thanks to philanthropic vision of Mr. Getty, this place is a treasure open to all. If you have more time in Los Angeles, I highly recommend a visit to the Getty Villa in the Malibu area. Enjoy!
  • Everything here is impressive. We went on a Wednesday and it was not very crowded. Very good collection of art and the gardens are beautiful. The view of Los Angeles is awesome. We ate in the restaurant and it was delicious. All of the employees we dealt with were helpful and friendly. One of the nicest experiences we’ve had and we will definitely return.
  • Pretty and interesting art museum. You can easily dedicate a whole day to exploring, though we opted for a shorter stay. It would be nice if it were easier to get here using transit. Parking and riding the tram up is a nice experience, however. Also unexpectedly great views!
  • Always a great outing for 1 or a group. Parking is $20 per car and admission is free. It is super fun to take the monorail up and walk down if they let you. The exhibits are always interesting and they have great snack & food options. For a fun evening Fridays off the 405 are a great way to enjoy the grounds and enjoy live music. I've seen quite a few great bands here. Don't forget the gardens!
  • The Getty Center itself is a master art piece. The architecture is amazingly beautiful! The open-space and open air terrace is so pleasant and you get a paramount view of the city and mountains. The gardens are very beautiful! There are fantastic art collections, from classical art to modern art. Even the tram ride to the museum itself is a movie-like experience!

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