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The Getty Villa, Los Angeles

The Getty Villa - Los Angeles, California
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The Getty Villa
17985 Pacific Coast Highway, Los Angeles, CA 90272Map
+1 310 440 7300
Neighborhood: Pacific Palisades
AOL Travel Editor’s Review

J. Paul Getty’s collection of Etruscan, Greek and Roman antiquities is housed in a replica of a Roman villa built on a hilltop between Pacific Palisades and Malibu. Over the years there have been controversies concerning fakes and claims of illegal purchases, and many people are put off by the kitschiness of a Roman villa on a California hilltop. But the gardens, the collection and the frequent family-oriented activities make this a great place to visit. You’ll need to call at least one day in advance to make a reservation.

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By 31186856@twitter.user | Posted 08/26/10
  This is more than a museum, it's an experience! It's overlooked quite a bit these days since the J Paul Getty Center was built but I prefer this for an intimate encounter with some seriously old art! It's a MUST SEE!...   Read More
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The Getty Villa General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM, Wednesday to Sunday from 10:00 AM to 05:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks, Arts & Museums
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4 th most recommended thing to do in Los Angeles, CA