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The Getty Villa, Malibu

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Check out the only ancient life-size Greek bronze statues that survive in the modern world, titled Victorious Youth, at The Getty Villa. The Villa of the Papyri at Herculaneum inspired the museum's classical architecture and landscaping. The villa has a vast library and enormous collection of works from Greek, Roman, and Etruscan civilizations. You can view 44,000 antiques dating as far back as 6,500 BCE. After you have examined the historical sculptures and other installations in the villa's gallery, take a walk through its gardens in the main courtyard and try the Mediterranean food at the cafe. Arrange your visit to The Getty Villa and discover more family-friendly attractions in Malibu using our Malibu trip planner .
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  • I've heard a lot about the Villa. At one point it was under construction, so I wasn't able to visit. Getting a ticket is required and free. Parking is $15 and saving your parking receipt and taking it...  more »
  • The Getty Villa exhibits an ambiance of Roman times. I can only imagine watching a small intimate performance in the amphitheatre and courtyard. The gardens were carefully designed; and the art work i...  more »
  • A beautiful replica Roman Villa, complete with amphitheatre. The Getty Villa has lovely formal gardens and cool inner courtyards. It houses an extensive collections of Roman mosaics, statues and other...  more »
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  • I love this place, this is truly a hidden Jewel in Los Angeles California. Yes there is the big Getty on the top of Griffith Park Hill but this is the real Getty this is the place that has always been near and dear to my heart and is always fascinating, if you come to LA I highly suggest that you come to the Getty Villa in Malibu the artifacts here are incredible the whole facility is designed as if it was a Roman villa that takes you back to a Time that we could only dream of and see in the movies. Two thumbs up without a doubt. Also suggest calling ahead for tickets due to limited parking and less hassle.
  • First of all its free all you have to do is reserve the day you are going. Beautiful relaxing WONDERFUL, refreshing just great experience overall. Exhibitions are awesome is so much to do. The architectural tour, garden tour, and the Roman seed ball workshops. It's so much to do and it's small but has great content. Overall recommend if you haven't. Take the family.
  • We were pleasantly surprised by the neat experiences here. There is an admission fee, but beyond that, all guided tours and activities were free. We went on the highlight and architecture tours and the docents were friendly and knowledgeable. We also made some herb seed balls to take home and grow some mint and dill. A great way to spend an afternoon if you're in Malibu.
  • We looked into the Getty Villa when we had to cancel our beach plans in Malibu due to bad weather. Entrance is free but there is a $15 parking charge per car, which is well worth it in my opinion! BEAUTIFUL architecture and very interesting museum to see. We spent 3-4 hours walking around the place and seeing all the sights. Loved every second of it!
  • Love this place. Great time to spend on a weekend for a few hours. Love the art here. Mostly about ancient history. You will have to reserve your space online to come here.
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