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Getty Villa Malibu

  • 17985 Pacific Coast Hwy. Map It
  • Pacific Palisades
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Fountain, Getty Villa, Los Angeles, California, USA


Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

Feeding off the cultures of ancient Rome, Greece, and Etruria, the villa exhibits astounding antiquities, though on a first visit even they take a backseat to their environment. This megamansion sits on some of the most valuable coastal property in the world. Modeled after an Italian country home, the Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, the Getty Villa includes beautifully manicured gardens, reflecting pools, and statuary. The largest and loveliest garden, the Outer Peristyle, gives you glorious views over a rectangular reflecting pool and geometric hedges to the Pacific. The new structures blend thoughtfully into the rolling terrain and significantly improve the public spaces, such as the new outdoor amphitheater, gift store, café, and entry arcade. Talks and educational programs are offered at an indoor theater. An advance timed entry ticket is required for admission. Tickets are free and may be ordered from the museum's website or by phone.

Sight Information


17985 Pacific Coast Hwy., Los Angeles, California, 90272, United States

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Website: www.getty.edu

Sight Details:

  • Free, tickets required; parking $15

Published 07/06/2016


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