The Getty Villa, Malibu
Categories: Specialty Museums, Museums
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. Before you head to Malibu, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Malibu vacation builder, to make sure you see all that Malibu has to offer, including The Getty Villa.
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European history in Malibu.... a bizarre but fabulous concept! We had a great time exploring the Villa and the beautiful gardens. We had visited the Getty Center first before coming here so only paid ... read more »
This magnificent villa turned museum sits atop a hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean right off the Pacific Highway near Santa Monica. Parking is $15, but admission to the museum is free. Visitors MUST ... read more »
This is simply stunning from top to toe. The antiquities are an added bonus to a beautiful piece of architecture surrounded by stunning gardens of meaningful plantings Such a break from the madness of... read more »
Definitely would tell anyone to visit this place. You do need to get a free pass online before you arrive. Yes, it is a free pass, but!, the parking isn't free. So be prepared to pay a fee for parking. Aside form that, this place is so educational and inspiring. Beautiful architecture, unique statutes, and artifacts. Don't bring open containers to the viewing rooms, not allowed.
Lovely "old Roman" feel and most expensive free experience I've had. Food is very pricey and sparse for a growing family so save $$$ by bringing your own food, snacks and drinks. Even coffee is more than $3 for standard brew (horrible lukewarm coffee too). $15 parking. Difficult to access from the 1. Do not follow Google maps to the backside of the villa. Everything else is truly free from the ipods to the experience. Plan your visit with kids.
You have to have reservations to visit. Always busy, well organized, really interesting exhibits, amazing collections of historical pieces. Beautiful garden, the only disappointed part was, because of drought they don't have water in the fountains. I really enjoyed our visit.
Fantastic collection and great surroundings. Also, a great variety of exhibitions. The time interactive and family friendly displays were especially good. However, the price of parking is steep at $15. Check out the flexible parking pass that is linked the the Getty Center to get get the most of out the cost.
Always a great place to visit and recommend having breakfast in the palisades first before visiting. Note - due to the drought (2015/2016) fountains will not be running all the time. I recommend calling before to check. Recommendations 1. Bring comfortable shoes 2. No flash photography but bring wide angle lens to get beautiful views of the landscapes 3. great for families
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