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J. Paul Getty Museum

J. Paul Getty Museum

Art Museum
Brentwood, Los Angeles
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    This art museum is famous for their sunsets. It's one of the most popular in the city!
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    "Best view of LA, sans the layer of smog that covers most of it up."(14 Tips)
    Vincent R.
    "Van Gogh to Titian."(9 Tips)
    Emma S.
    "The architecture tour was fun, amazing, and completely interesting!"(8 Tips)
    Nora D.
    "Enjoy the view and the garden and go look at the amazing collection."(87 Tips)
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  • Patrick S.heart icon on user image
    Patrick SalviMay 18, 2016
    The Getty Center offers a substantial collection of art pieces including sculptures, paintings, stencils, photography, and is an almost unique place to look at the whole of Los Angeles at once.
  • Rachel M.
    Rachel MutiaJanuary 6, 2014
    Allot a whole day for this to make the most out of the stay. The Getty not only has beautiful artworks but a spectacular view as well. Also a great place to read and relax.
  • Ross M.heart icon on user image
    Ross MartinMarch 25, 2017
    Beautiful grounds, breathtaking views of the city, great museum. The Getty Center also has music performances. I saw Sharde Thomas & the Rising Stars Fife and Drum Band. They were amazing!
  • Ashley D.heart icon on user image
    Ashley DandoJanuary 17, 2019
    Good selection of artworks and artifacts. Only takes a couple of hours to see everything. Your car park ticket can be exchange for free parking at the Getty villa.
  • Alexander L.heart icon on user image
    Alexander LogronoOctober 4, 2016
    Beautiful views and the museum has a great collection. The lawn by the Garden is great for sitting down and having a picnic, or a short break. Can't wait to go back
  • Michael M.heart icon on user image
    Michael MorganJanuary 7, 2022
    The most beautiful and picturesque art museum I have ever been to. The location could not be more perfect. The art displayed here is beautiful but the views steal the show.
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    The Ritz-CarltonJune 15, 2017
    The museum's official Sketching Gallery encourages guests to literally draw inspiration from traditional art pieces. Guests can work with an easel or at a shared table, and it's complimentary.
  • Chez S.heart icon on user image
    Chez StockJanuary 20, 2017
    Beautiful views (even if part of the views is the 405). Haven't seen much of the permanent collection but the current special exhibits are amazing!!
  • Stephanie M.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie M.June 20, 2015
    This is a "wow" place to visit more than once, to peruse & enjoy: stunning gardens, interesting architecture, great views of the coastline & spectacular art exhibits.
  • Shadi S.
    Shadi SaliminiaJuly 24, 2017
    too much religious art. no modern art. great for those who enjoy italian art. not even close to lacma in terms of variety.
  • Khennjo D.heart icon on user image
    Khennjo DelesAugust 5, 2015
    A must visit when you're in LA. The museum is FREE! with lots of great collections and displays. And don't miss the gardens. The museum closes at 5pm
  • Alden C.heart icon on user image
    Alden CatesFebruary 23, 2015
    This may very well be my new favorite museum. The architecture is beautiful. Go before noon, beat the crowd! Cafe has delicious food if a little pricy.
  • Rachel K.heart icon on user image
    Rachel KJuly 29, 2015
    Try to take a docent tour and learn about art, the Getty or the gardens. There's also a 15 minute focus tour on the collection piece of the week.
  • Abdulrahman F.
    Abdulrahman FetyaniApril 3, 2016
    We came here afternoon, the shuttle was nice and comfy, very nice cafes and view, the gallery was amazing, Next trip to LA I will be back here.
  • Stephany P.heart icon on user image
    Stephany PoceJuly 25, 2018
    Hanging out at the Getty museum is one of my favorite things to do in LA. The garden is gorgeous, the views are to die for and its an excellent place to snap some great photos.
  • Imran A.
    Imran AhmedApril 6, 2014
    The views of LA are a thing of beauty! Such an enjoyable atmosphere. IF you need to get around LA without a car, use the UBER app. If you use the code: UBERNEF you get $20 on your first ride!
  • Hillary N.heart icon on user image
    Hillary NoelleApril 27, 2015
    I felt enriched by the exhibits - particularly the paintings and home decor. Beautiful lawn and sculptures. Great view. Can go wrong. Free. $15 parking
  • Henry C.
    Henry CDecember 8, 2019
    Place was awesome.. Very cool and sleek and clean..art was off the wall. wasnt too crowded for us on a thanksgiving day weekend visit. raining cats and dogs that weekend too.
  • Jana L.
    Jana L.July 29, 2013
    Beautiful! The café is actually quite good, and has a lovely view. If you're on a budget, you can bring a lunch and eat out in the lawns overlooking the garden and with a panoramic view of LA.
  • Jona R.heart icon on user image
    Jona Rak KoceliSeptember 26, 2016
    Take the architectural and garden tour-super informative! Loved the Degas's pastels and the view from the cacti garden! The atmosphere is great 👌🏻
  • Karen H.heart icon on user image
    Karen Hohman AlmeidaJune 11, 2021
    Been here 5+ times
    Thrilled to have them open. I am vaccinated, stayed masked, and felt very safe. Inside is always tricky. Not every guest is mindful. But they've done a good job with keeping numbers lower.
  • cftheart icon on user image
    cftJanuary 2, 2016
    fantastic setup, visitors familiar with European museums may not be surprised by the content. Get there early (b 10am) to avoid parking access queues. follow sign-posted route, not googlemap.
  • Yulia Z.
    Yulia ZiNovember 10, 2016
    You don't want to miss this if you are into art, views of LA, architecture, etc. Free entrance. Parking is $10 instead of $15 after 3pm
  • Vivek G.heart icon on user image
    Vivek GuptaDecember 14, 2014
    If you're interested in architecture, especially Meier, take the architectural tour (usually every hour). The guides are very knowledgeable, although this tour does last for 1h, so budget accordingly.
  • Kat L.
    Kat LevyAugust 4, 2013
    Not a museum person, was required to go for a class, went alone and ended up having one of the best days! Museum was gorgeous & interesting. Great thing to try if you want some culture in your life!
  • Davaish S.
    Davaish SinghJune 6, 2016
    Beautiful museum and worth the trip to spend the day there. Make sure you are ready to walk! Also dont forget the gardens!!
  • Bram T.heart icon on user image
    Bram TimmerMay 11, 2018
    Stellar collections; the museum’s location is breath-taking with panoramic views of the city. The tram, courtyard and architecture feel like an experience straight out of a bond film.
  • Caroline
    CarolineJuly 19, 2012
    The best museum I have ever been to, and I've been to a lot of museums. It has great views from up above, the gardens are beautiful, the building is crazy, and the art collection is fantastic.
  • Mateus M.
    Mateus MarchetiMay 8, 2014
    Probably one of the most beautiful and exciting places to know in LA. And free. And works. Try to spend a spring afternoon and have some wine on the grass. Relaxing.
  • Clint G.
    Clint GolubOctober 26, 2013
    One of the finest museums in LA. Rent an audio player for added information on displays. Explore the grounds and always check out the interactive displays scattered throughout each exhibit.
  • Jessica O.heart icon on user image
    Jessica OrmenoJune 13, 2013
    Great museum, take the highlights tour at 11 am. It is free for the public and has great views of Los Angeles. The buildings have a very interesting and modern architecture
  • Ignis Dalini E.
    Ignis Dalini EcheverriSeptember 30, 2013
    If you want a huge musseum with fabulous artworks from all periods (since classics to moderns), with an espectacular view of LA valley, and FREE admition, you are in the right place :) Enjoy!
  • Christian B.heart icon on user image
    Christian BorgesJanuary 26, 2018
    Everything. The museum is an architectural masterpiece, with many “hidden” but obvious design elements that both surprise and challenge your sense of sight.
  • Noah W.heart icon on user image
    Noah WeissOctober 13, 2014
    Come for the scenic views, Richard Meier architecture, and sculpture garden. The art collection is mediocre, but admission is free.
  • Julieheart icon on user image
    JulieJanuary 10, 2016
    This place is enormous!! Takes a whole day (or more) if you want to see it all. Special exhibits are really different.
  • Daniel L.
    Daniel L.October 9, 2011
    Breathtaking views, romantic gardens and patios, plenty of picnic lawn and table spaces ... Pack a snack and come up in the later afternoon to watch the sunset.
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    Assurance AdvertisingMarch 29, 2012
    A great way to spend the day. Have a cozy picnic on the lawn, take amazing photos of surrounding city and/or architecture, and walk through the galleries to explore the many pieces on display.
  • Daniele L.
    Daniele LattanziFebruary 7, 2012
    I've been there and the place is awesome!! incredible arts & view..and they have an incredible garden.. Wow.. If you love the arts and you like to know a relaxing place... Getty Museum is the place...
  • Vitaly K.heart icon on user image
    Vitaly KolasSeptember 2, 2016
    Very beautiful museum, scenic views if the city, great architecture, landscape. They give you a free iPod so you can learn about the museum items.
  • AD N.
    AD NysDecember 27, 2011
    Park early then walk the 3/4mi up alongside the tram to grab a coffee atop your own private hilltop retreat. Then take the 11am Collection Highlights tour.
  • Sam D.
    Sam DuffyJuly 2, 2014
    The free architectural tour is a gem, ours given by a passionate volunteer who clearly loves the building and landscape.
  • Neiki U.heart icon on user image
    Neiki UllahFebruary 26, 2015
    Great, easy stop for tourists or locals. A really unique and clear view of the city plus cool art inside.
  • DHR.com
    DHR.comSeptember 20, 2011
    The Getty Center in Brentwood has an impressive collection of works from as early as before the 20th century. You'll find Van Gogh's Irises here, and also don't miss the huge Central Garden. Free.
  • Frank M.
    Frank MullensFebruary 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    A wonderful place to spend the day or evening for that matter! Bring a picnic lunch/dinner and $15 for parking. Don't want to bring food, dining options are great too. An amazing place.
  • Preetham S.heart icon on user image
    Amazing museum with lots of things to see. If you want to see everything in detail, it'll definitely take one day. Entry free, parking $15.
  • Merve G.
    Merve GoysariSeptember 19, 2014
    Back at this beautiful place after a decade! Hasn't changed a bit and that's a good thing! Still has the beautiful garden... scenic view and the relaxing lawn! Perfect Sunday hangout spot! ♡
  • Denis S.heart icon on user image
    Denis S.November 27, 2016
    What an amazing place, and totally free! Even coatcheck, phone charges and ipod touches with the guide. You only pay 15$ for parking and they have EV chargers.
  • Cac F.heart icon on user image
    Cac FinerJuly 12, 2013
    Both of the Getty Museums are amazing... It has been a while since I was there.. but it is a good place to visit and you dont need to have a lot of money to do so.
  • José A.heart icon on user image
    José AyalaJuly 29, 2016
    Free audio guide, amazing construction and gardens. Free umbrellas to protect you from sun shine. The line for the tram is slow, so consider to walk up (around 15 minutes, take the umbrella).
  • Paige K.heart icon on user image
    Paige KaliskiJune 22, 2016
    probably one of the most breathtaking and incredible museums I've ever been to
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