The Getty Villa has an educational center and a museum which has dedicated their studies to the arts and cultures of ancient Greece, Rome, and Etruria. The Getty Villa and the Getty Center are two different museums people often get confused with. The Getty Villa is also known for their beautiful and sanctuary gardens. The gardens were mirrored and grown like the ones in the homes of the ancient Roman home. The open spaces has fountains, arbors, reflecting ponds, sculptures, herbs, flowers, trees, and a variety of plants used by the Romans. Picture above shows the Outer Peristyle Garden. The Peristyle pool also makes the garden brighter.
The architecture at the Getty Villa is absolutely breath-taking. The Getty Villa is modeled after the first-century Roman country house - Villa dei Papiri in Herculaneum, Italy. It was constructed in the early 1970's.
You can also explore a wide selection of books, gifts, apparel, and even jewelry at the Getty Store. For me, I personally enjoyed reading all of the books there. They have educational books and even fun books for adults to read too.
Take a look at the Getty Villa Reimagined!
Admissions is free, but you will need to reserve a time slot in order to go. These start from 10am with 30 minute intervals. I once made the mistake of going without making a reservation and ended up not being able to go in. Don't make the same mistake!
Parking is also $15.
17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA90272
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday–Monday 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.Closed Tuesdays
Holiday closures: Thanksgiving, December 25 (Christmas Day), and January 1