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.
The Getty Villa reviews
We stayed at an Airbnb nearby the villa, walked to the gate and were denied entry by the Getty‘s rude staff. Admission to the villa is free but they obviously compensate by insisting on the parking... more »
If you’re in the Los Angeles area this is a must see. It’s a nice ride and a great way to spend the day. more »
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
Plan your trip to Malibu
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
See all ›
Side trips from Malibu
Hidden gems in Malibu
See all ›
See all ›
Trips to The Getty Villa by other users
14 days in West Coast BY A USER FROM SPAIN August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems Preferences: August, culture, outdoors, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife Attraction style: Popular & hidden gems Pace: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM PORTUGAL June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 17 days in United States BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 8 days in Harrisonburg, Malibu & Big Sur BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES June, popular sights Preferences: June Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 16 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM INDIA December, popular sights Preferences: December Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium 11 days in Los Angeles BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM May, popular sights Preferences: May Attraction style: Popular sights Pace: Medium