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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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  • The Getty Villa is well worth the price of admission which is FREE ! Parking is not however but only cost $15. The grounds are quite beautiful, the museum portion is also lovely. The exhibits are quite lovely but quite sparse relative to museums in Europe. However this is California and you just don't go out and dig these things up. So worth the visit you'll spend 2-4 hours here max.
  • My favorite museum in the West. My mother is from Italy and I've always been fond of ancient art. Los Angeles is very lucky to have such a collection here, and it is all presented in a replica of a Roman Villa. It's being renovated now (2017) so some of the museum is closed. Be patient. It will be amazing again. The Cafe is also a nice place for a peaceful lunch.
  • Beautiful location and amazing artifacts. Very well maintained. It was under construction while we were there so there were a lot of exhibits closed, check the website before going to make sure that what you want to see is open. Entry is free but parking will cost you $15. Also you must book online before visiting, the number of visitors is limited each day.
  • Went to see some exhibits and enjoyed our time here. Great museum. 👍 They do a really great job of curating great work and exhibits. There is a beautiful courtyard to relax and enjoy some water features. You can sit and enjoy the beautiful setting and take your time as you go from exhibit to exhibit. Take your camera and be ready to take lots of photos.
  • Great place to go. Pleasant environment. Lots of good historical and cultural information. Great for kids to be exposed to items from older cultures and civilizations. Worth spending several hours there, which is easy to do if you read all the information and placards that accompany each exhibit.

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