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The Getty Center, Los Angeles

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Explore the impressive collection of pre-20th-century European art that fills the rooms of The Getty Center. Nestled in the hills overlooking Los Angeles, the six-building complex, notable for its new-age architecture and expanse of landscaped gardens, features exhibits of 19th- and 20th-century photographs, sculptures, and paintings. Take your time wandering through the museum’s sculpture garden, or have your picture taken with Van Gogh’s "Irises." Pack a picnic to have in the gardens while taking in a panoramic view of the city. While admission to the center is free, you must pay to park a car. Put The Getty Center at the forefront of your travel plans using our Los Angeles trip itinerary maker site .
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  • the Museum dominates the upscale neighborhood of Bel Air, across Interstate 405, which crosses from North to South.
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  • The Getty Center has a fantastic art collection, and also a great view of LA. I was surprised to find out that parking is not close to the museum: you must take a tram from the parking lot to get to t...  more »
  • The Getty Center is simply breathtaking, both inside and out. It constantly has outstanding special exhibitions and the permanent collection has many great pieces. (I'm rather partial to their illumin...  more »
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  • An excellent and amazingly beautiful art experience, truly a sight to gift to ones self. It must be seen to be fully engulfed with appreciation to the finer aspects of life. If you enjoy any form of art there will be something for everyone to enjoy. From sculptures to oil painting galore there is something throughout our centuries compiled into one amazing place. A few days here is an endearing experience. I will return!
  • Although I think art is cool, I don't enjoy looking at other people's scribble scrabble and believing that it's amazing. They even tell you, art is how you see it. Well I see it as a scam. I can scribble and pour paint buckets all over a tarp and call it art, maybe you'll see it as something else. But aside from my opinion, I enjoyed The Getty for the many reasons many others did; the outside structure of the actual buildings and the beautiful views of LA. The only thing I realized is that the limestone used to build the actual Getty was far more pretty than any other brick out there . In fact, I want my next house built out of that limestone. Other than that, the artwork means nothing to me. I still enjoyed the experience and the garden setting, and I think you will too. Parking was free. Food and snack booths are available but not so cheap. Take a good camera and go.
  • The Getty is a great place to get out to see art and people. An enjoyable day to stroll and take in history and creative works. Or just to relax on the grounds, while people watching and taking in views of the surrounding area and the Pacific. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring your shades for walking around the grounds. The Getty can be quite confusing so, grab a map to guide you from place to place. This is not a place that you will see everything in a day; make your choices and go for it. Also, bring your patience. On busy days, parking can take some time, as well as, getting through the security bag check before taking the tram up the hill to the museum. Enjoy!
  • Truly amazing collection and the best part is that it's free! This is one of those places that I'd recommend you go during the week when it's less crowded, if you can. You also could not see the whole collection in one day. I also recommend going right after a rain when the garden is it's best state : )
  • Beautiful museum. Parking is $15 dollars. Excellent location with ocean views and numerous art pieces around. Everything is amazing and a great place to bring friends and family. It also makes the perfect date spot. The Getty Center is a great museum for those who want to enjoy art and relax.

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