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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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  • There is no question that this property, replicating an Italian villa near Pompeii, is beautifully designed and in a lovely setting, but when we were there, several exhibition rooms were closed, and t...  more »
  • A flan of mountain, the billionaire patron Getty built this Roman Villa. The place is beautiful and the beautiful ancient art collection. Not to be confused with the Getty Museum dedicated to contemporary art. Still worth a visit, especially if one is interested in antiquity. The gardens and the framework are superb
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  • We were so excited to come here as it was mentioned as it being one of the must see cultural destinations to visit. We called to make our reservation(the museum is free) and they gave us a liberal win...  more »
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  • We recently visited 12 Los Angeles attractions and the Getty Villa was our favorite! Tickets are required but are free. Grounds and parking open at 9:30 a half hour before the museum. We had so much fun walking through the garden and halls without a soul around. Best time to go! I could picture bringing our toddlers here and having them be okay too, a stroller would get around fine, go early to maximize your expirence!
  • The Getty collections are exhibited at Getty Center as well as at Getty Villa in Los Angeles, California. The Getty Center features collections of art from the Middle Ages to the present. The Getty Villa at Malibu is the original location of the Paul Getty museum and it is an educational center and museum dedicated to the study of the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Greeks are credited with developing democracy, philosophy, theater, and athletics. The Romans built upon elements of Greek culture to create art, agriculture, law, philosophy, and literature. The Etruscan occupied the central part of Italian peninsula which was rich with agricultural and mineral resources. Both museums have variety of exhibitions and educational programs for adults and children. The cafe at Getty Villa serves casual Mediterranean fare and has an indoor and outdoor seating. Menu choices are variable including food and desserts. Wine and beer are also available. No reservations are needed for the Cafe but one has to make reservations for visiting the museum.
  • One of the perks of being wealthy, J.Paul.Getty had an exquisite and very refined collection of art work. Now this is available to all ordinary folks like us. One of the best collection, nothing like this anywhere in the west coast, only New York's museums come close to it. Just a viewing pleasure!!
  • One of my favorite retreats in the Los Ángeles area. It's beautiful! The museum of ancient artifacts is impressive. The garden of herbs and fruit trees is very well tended. Highly recommend a visit to this place. Parking is $15. Entrance is free.
  • It's a copy of a Roman villa, with gardens for food, flowing water, reflecting pool, BILLION dollar view of the Pacific and location... The food available is quite good. Good museum shop. And it's STUFFED WITH ANTIQUITIES! Each room has a theme. It's one of the world's great museums, but it's small enough to see in a good day. TO EXPERIENCE the whole thing would take... forever? There are so many high level classes and tours. We learned to cook like a Roman, using food from the gardens. How cool is that!? Just GO.

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