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 Getty Center Reviews
I didn't realise how much time that you could spend here! The place is massive. Make sure you arrive early when it's less busy and prepare to spend most of the day. Get a map and work your way around ... more »
Ein ABSOLUTES MUSS!!! Dieses Museum bzw. diese gesamte Anlage muss man gesehen haben! Architektonisch absolut traumhaft, wunderbare Gartenanlage! Die Exponate stehen für sich - Gemälde, Skulpturen abe... more »An ABSOLUTE MUST!!! You have to see this museum or this whole complex! Architecturally absolutely fantastic, wonderful garden! The exhibits stand for themselves - paintings, sculptures and also photographs, which are simply impressive! Turner, Van Gogh, Giacometti, Gaugin,.... And all this at a mad price - 20 dollars parking fee!!!!! Thank you for all this!!!
Getty Museum is one of the cultural highlights of LA. You pay $15 for parking (no additional fee) and you can enjoy a world class museum with all its benefits. Paintings, sculpture, pictures, etc. from the best of the bests. Guided tours are available or you can just go around discovering the place for yourself (don't forget to pick up an audio guide in the lobby). Plus the gardens and the beautiful view....
Best. Museum. Ever. Every time someone from out-of-town comes to visit, we take them here for an afternoon. We've been back about a half dozen times and the Getty never fails to impress. With sprawling grounds, historical rooms, art beyond your wildest imagination, gardens, a tram ride, tons of benches and water fountains, and even complimentary umbrellas if it starts to rain, you tend to forget that there's also an incredible view of Los Angeles. They offer free audio tours and the staff there is the absolute best! They love their jobs and it shows!
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