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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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  • The botanical gardens and the art collections. We spent over 3 hours and there was still more to see. I was particularly interested in the story behind Getty Villa and the authenticity of its... 
    The botanical gardens and the art collections. We spent over 3 hours and there was still more to see. I was particularly interested in the story behind Getty Villa and the authenticity of its...  more »
  • The website should have on its homepage that visitors on foot are not allowed. There is Probably a reasonable explanation for why this is the case and some fair warning would have allowed us to... 
    The website should have on its homepage that visitors on foot are not allowed. There is Probably a reasonable explanation for why this is the case and some fair warning would have allowed us to...  more »
  • Remarkable building and gardens set in a small valley above the coast. Collection of arts and antiquities from long long ago - even if you don't think this kind a stuff is your thing you'll find... 
    Remarkable building and gardens set in a small valley above the coast. Collection of arts and antiquities from long long ago - even if you don't think this kind a stuff is your thing you'll find...  more »
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  • Such an absolute beautiful place. It was gorgeous really! All the art and gardens were amazing. Don't forget to get tickets online. They are free but it's timed entry so you have to have a ticket. I like the way they do that because it doesn't get too crowded.
  • One of my favorite museums on the West coast. Uniquely built on the hills overlooking the Pacific ocean, modeled after a historic Roman villa. The exhibits are varied and beautifully curated. I visit here several times a year. Great for couples, families or anyone who appreciate history and art. Paid parking but entry is free. I recommend you register online as they only allow a limited amount of visitors per day
  • The Getty Villa is absolutely beautiful, and is filled with lots of early art pieces from the Greeks and Romans. Admission is free, but if you take your own car parking is $20. The food is also a bit pricey. If you want to save yourself from spending $4.50 for a bottle of water, there is a vending machine that has water for $1 by the picnic area.
  • A rare treat perched on a crest above the Pacific Coast overlooking Malibu. Visually stunning from every perspective. Reservations a must. We planned early, chose the garden tour, then got friends and family together for hours of art and beauty, so much to see, will go back again soon. Ease of parking included. Just another hidden gem on the California coast not to be missed if you love art, history and gardens of wonder and delight.
  • The Getty Villa Museum located in Malibu it’s a wonderful place and Landmark in Southern California. The Roman, Greek antiques, and artifacts are beautiful and educational also interesting ancient history. Breathtaking views of the Pacific Ocean, an ideal place to learn Roman history and after go for a swim to one of the beautiful beaches in Malibu.

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