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 spent about 3 hrs at the villa including time for lunch. First we watched the short movie telling the story of how and why the villa was built. There are 2 floors of ancient greek, roman and etrusc... more »
I've to this place many times in the past. Beutiful. And very interesting. Kind of hidden. If you plan on visiting... make sure you won't miss the entrance... otherwise... you'd have to drive far to f... more »
World class museum for Greek and Roman antiquities. Audio guides highly recommended as is the short video introduction to the museum. Cafe is an enjoyable spot to relax post tour. There is also a coffee cart. Definitely get your tickets online in advance. Parking is easy during the week while school is in session.
This is a beautiful small museum to visit that showcases Roman and Greek sculptures, coins, jewelry and other artifacts. The building is a replica of a ancient Roman villa. Make sure to book in advance. You only pay of parking (I believe we paid $15 for three people, one car) and the visit is free. Give yourself at least a couple of hours if you're interested in seeing everything. Highly recommended.
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