De Getty is een wereldberoemde kunst- en cultuurinstelling in Los Angeles, Californië. Het Getty Center is de primaire campus en staat bekend om zijn architectuur, tuinen en uitzicht op de stad. De Getty Villa is de oorspronkelijke campus en bevindt zich in Pacific Palisades. De Getty is een van de grootste culturele en filantropische organisaties ter wereld en is gewijd aan het behoud van kunst en cultuur. Het Getty Center herbergt een museum, bibliotheek, onderzoeksinstituut en Conservation Institute. De Getty Villa herbergt een museum- en educatief centrum. De Getty heeft ook verschillende satellietcampussen in verschillende delen van de wereld.
- Monday: Closed
- Tuesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Thursday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
- Sunday: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM
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We had a fantastic family day at The Getty Museum. We agreed not to hurry and to enjoy the time together. The Getty Museum is immense. One has to plan ahead and accept that it can not be visited in just one day. It is a place where you can return many times with your love ones and friends and always find it refreshing and exciting.
Wonderful campus of modern buildings containing some wonderful art. Most definitely worth a visit. There's at least one café for a bit of R and R. A shuttle takes you up the hill from the car park/taxi drop-off to the gallery. Some great views over LA are an added bonus.
“Nothing short of amazing, there are exhibits for everyone” Entrance to the museum was free as it was the national Museum day, but parking is expensive so it balances out. There are 5 buildings filled to the brim with exhibits, and each one of them are themed, so there is one with Victorian Era stuff, renaissance period paints (there was a Rembrandt), and one filled with photography related works. We spent a whole afternoon here and it felt like it wasn’t enough. There is ample parking, and also a tram that you can take up to the actual museum from the parking building.
This museum is truly an incredible place to visit. Honestly some of the exhibits were closed for maintenance or something but the architecture and views are really what is worth your time. Wandering around the gardens is fantastic and the tram to the museum from parking is really lovely. Definitely worth it. But also reserve your entry time. Tickets are free but you need to reserve entry time and have proof of vaccination.
Surpassed my expectations in every way. It is technically free to enter, but it cost $20 to park. Right after you drop your car you take the free tram up the mountain side and are welcomed by spectacular views and architecture. You enter the museum to incredibly curated exhibits from every time period. Of course the Monet and Van Gogh are there, but everything was beautiful. After you finish looking at the art, be sure to stop at the Cafe for a bottle of wine to enjoy one of the best spots for a sunset in Los Angeles.
Free entry. We took the tram while going up which is a free ride and while returning from the museum we walked down the lane on the left. You can get amazing views. The cactus garden is very well maintained. Lovely place to explore. Perfect for full day outings. Carry some food and water. Excellent outdoors and green park for spending quality time under the sun. Explore the richness of the history. Sooooo much to see in one place! It's mind-blowing. Very well maintained and friendly staffs. Enjoy the day with your kids and family.
Fun museum with lots of interesting art to see. Definitely would avoid a weekend, especially in the summer, as it can get crowded and no one wants to wear a mask, even though it's required inside the tram. Bring your own lunch and have a picnic outside on a nice day because the cost of food is quite high (and when I went, the lines were long and service was slow).
The architecture of this building is gorgeous and the gardens are stunning. There are coffee shops here or you could do a little picnic on the garden. The entrance to the museum is free but you will have to reserve tickets online. Parking for the day is $15. There are busses that will take you from the entrance after security checks to the exhibition halls or you could also take a nice slow walk up the slope. The museum has lovely collection. You can spend the whole day here wondering through the collections and reading through his biography, grab a nice sandwich and coffee and just enjoy the garden.
Simply one of the most amazing places to visit in Los Angeles. Everything about visiting the Getty is magical. From the musical crescendo while riding the tram up the incline to the main entrance to the stunning architecture that carefully displays thousands of years of art to the manicured gardens that beg for introspective contemplation.
I had never been to the Getty Center, though it had long been on my bucket list. So glad I did, even if the interior exhibits were closed due to the pandemic this past January. Opened in 1997, The Getty campus comprises the Getty Museum and other programs of the Getty Trust. The impressive facility was designed by renowned architect Richard Meier. The $1.3 billion Center boasts an impressive collection by such luminaries as Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne. Also well known for its gardens and views overlooking Los Angeles amid the Santa Monica Mountains. Check it out!
Such a beautiful piece of architecture itself, and the fact it's an art museum! Came in early to beat the crowd, but it's not even that bad. Food was a little expensive, but it's worth it to stay on-campus and view all the art you can. Make sure to see both the permanent and temporary exhibits, including the garden! Make sure to "reserve" a parking spot: it's really for Getty's logistics. You actually pay for parking as you leave. (You can see parking rates on their website.) The museum itself is free.
This place is a fantastic place to visit. You will need to take a train which takes you to the top. Apart from the art and architecture of the building which is amazing when you get to the top you will see some fantastic views of the city from many different angles. There are shops, cafes and restaurants. The garden area is really cool and nice to take some pics.
The website doesn't say, but parking is now $20. Please be aware. Admission is free but requires a reservation. Parking is down the hill and a tram will take you back and forth. It's interesting to read the history of J. Paul Getty before you go. It really does enhance the visit. There are several different places to eat there, plenty of food to keep you going all day. I did see a lot of people bringing picnic baskets and there's a lot of garden space to sit in.
This is a great place to go with your family. There is no entry fee but you will have to get an appointment beforehand. On the way up they have tram and bus option. The bus option is quicker than tram as it can save you 20mins. It helps if you have got less time. Overall the museum is a great place to go in with lots of stuff covering the European history. The arts and books are really in a great shape.
Definitely a place to visit in Cali. The general admission tickets are free but parking costs money. The views are 360 degrees and breathtaking. This place has it all- activities, including children-friendly arts and craft, modern to historical galleries, quirky performances, and eateries. When we visited, there was a range of activities from the medieval performance and shield-making craft in the courtyard. The staff is friendly and helpful,
So much to do and so much to see! It is hands down the BEST art museum in LA and it’s free! (Reservations required and you pay for parking!) Overall, you spend the entire day here! There’s art, coffee, food, and the view. But you’ll most likely spend hours just looking at the art. There is a massive collection at the Getty. In addition, there is a garden that is worth visiting! Feel free to bring your picnic blankets and soak in the sun! There are plenty of spots at the Getty for you to enjoy the view and the sun! I highly recommend this place! If you are choosing between the Getty Center and the Getty Villa, I recommend the Center! The Villa is great too, but the center is way more memorable! ☺️
Had heard of but never had chance to visit. Killing time while kids at event provided the opportunity. Tickets are purchased online. Parking $20 is underground, bag check, tram ride to location requires a mask, and walk through at your leisure is with or without a mask. Very museum like setup with placards for exhibits. Variety of tastes and mediums, on various levels. A thoughtful arrangement based up focus of the pieces. It does get cold up there though, so despite the temperature you're generally experiencing, take a light covering for the top of the hill location. I didn't know to, and it distracts from the experience when you're shivering... I liked the statues and paintings the most. The neoclassical and more modern styles aren't my taste but I can see why they are important, based upon how they were presented. The painting shared here spoke to me, but I am a protector, so why wouldn't it. Only disappointment was while at the museum was... the numerous people who just stepped in front of me as if I wasn't there and blocked items from other's view while they examined it. That's a "poor manners" and "sad current state of society" issue though, not a Getty issue. Water features near coffee carts are nice and a cafe keep you from starving, but like all else in LA, it's pricey. But because it's a way they contribute to their foundation, it's tolerable. My visit got cut short by an emergency so I missed out on the entire experience. I would literally make a day of it, it's much larger than I anticipated and if you appreciate art, you'll want the time to wander comfortably. Stay safe and rise above the rudeness you may encounter in the world.
Wow, what a spectacular place to visit! So much art to appreciate (paintings, drawings, sculpture, on and on) plus a beautiful garden area. Fun, clean, and free (except the parking). Really cool exhibit (I know it's temporary, but I can't remember when it ends) about anatomy. Plan on spending the whole day there (and you still won't finish)!
Admission for The Getty is free, you need to reserve online for a time slot prior to your visit (they have someone checking your reservation). There is a $20 parking fee per car & remember to take your stub with you so you can pay at the machine near the parking lot elevators before heading to your car. We visited on 7/7/22 & masks were mandated for everyone on the tram ride but if you don't have one they can provide you with one. We took our kids (12 & 10) to visit The Getty Center for the first time and they really enjoyed walking around, they weren't too interested in the art paintings but they really enjoyed the stunning architectures and well maintained grounds. A must visit for out of towners, we had a great time!
Amazing place in too many ways to list... excellent use of space, unbelievable setting and views... from the perfect gardens to the unbelievable collection of artwork this is an LA must do. Buy or rather reserve your tickets for the date and time you want to go... little to no wait getting into the tram area... trams leave every few minutes and take you straight to the top of the hill and the entrance to the museum itself... you just gotta pay for parking.
The architecture is really impressing. Starting from the Trams upwards, then the Arizona garden and also the center garden are all beautiful. It’s also on top of the mountain so you can overlook the whole Los Angeles, and Santa Monica pier if weather allows. The impressionism art is probably the most famous collection in the museum. The Irises of Van Gogh is here. Ample tickets during the weekdays (book half an hour early would be enough) and for weekends often 1 day before is enough. I do see people without reservations are allowed at the gate (on a weekday).
What a beautiful place to see art for free. The only con is it’s hard to get to if you’re a tourist. Take an Uber if you don’t know the area as the parking is hard to find. The tram up to the Getty was very peaceful. I enjoyed the galleries and the cafe. However, none of the cafe items are priced and I must say, they are very expensive at the till. If you go, make sure you go onto the second floor and rooftops of the galleries. The rooftops have incredible views.
There are few places in the world that have collections as impressive, matching up to the mix of ancient and modern. Tours of the Getty Center's architecture and gardens are available, as well as a Collection Highlights tour and tours of art in specific eras. Tour times and days vary depending on tour type. Upon arrival, you will board a tram that ascends the hill to the museum grounds. Best of all, entry to the museum is free (but will need to pay for parking if driving).
This place is more than just a museum! There are several buildings with gallery after gallery of amazing works of art...paintings, sculpture, textiles, drawings, pottery and glass, photography... But you can also enjoy beautiful architecture and gardens, the restaurant and cafes, the gift shops and a panoramic view of the city! Parking is $20/vehicle but entrance to the museum is free. Just be sure to go to the website and make a reservation. Download the Getty app and bring earbuds and you can listen to a tour guide tell the stories behind the art. We were there for three hours and didn't see everything. Can't wait to return!
Great collection! I still can’t believe admission was free! There is a piece for everyone here; I particularly enjoyed the Greco Roman and Impressionist collections. If you know you like art museums, give yourself a lot of time to spend here. I think we spent 2 hours just on the top floors so we definitely didn’t get to everything. Tram ride is very peaceful and There’s a few food options too (mostly salads and sandwiches)
It was my first time at the Getty and I was not disappointed. Entry is free for everyone so all you have to do is pay $20 or $15 for parking ($15 if you come in after 3pm). It's very big and you can spend most of your day there and not see everything, they had pictures and sculptures and furniture. They have many works by well known artists like Van Gogh and Monet and also have an exhibit they change every so often. On the outside they have nice fountains and a beautiful flower garden. I only got to see two wings of the museum and the garden and went there for 3 hours. Definitely plan on visiting again and getting there earlier.
Slightly packed but free and worth the trouble with reservations. Park in the garages and go through fast entry and bag search, then the free tram takes you up to the exhibit. Many buildings with different arts/photography/sculptures to check out. The views up here are unmatched. Very aesthetic and clean spaces, nice outdoor garden area as well.
One of my favourite things to do in L.A.! Every aspect of The Getty is just fantastic. It's $20 per vehicle at the parking lot and that includes the tram ride up to the center (which is a scenic ride itself). Plenty of great exhibits but the highlights for me are the stunning architecture and wonderful gardens. Every single detail of each garden area is so well thought out and carefully planned. Feels so peaceful, even when it's busy. Great views over the hills and suburbs. Even the gardens at the bottom tram station are lovely. Multiple restrooms available and there's a café too. The last trams down get busy, so if you're not so good with walking, get to the tram station with plenty of time before the last one.
Amazing to have such a wonderful place easily open to the public. Architecture is amazing and sits upon such a view of the Pacific to make anyone jealous. The collections, mainly of a European focus, are good. Rembrandt and Monet draw the crowds, but there are other gems here too. really appreciated the gardenia air fresheners on the mens bathroom as someone in there was making sea lion noises in the stall
Stunning! You must visit this beautiful, immaculately kept gallery and gardens. You can take a lunch up here and just relax in thr gardens for hours. Look around the art gallery and access any exhibition completely free. If you're driving, you'll only pay for parking, access is completely free. It's an amazing place and I was blown away by the level of service and the overall structure
Was amazed by the place. Besides the beautiful buildings and incredible garden the art is shown in a way that is rarely seen. The focus is completely on quality over quantity. Decorations of some of the rooms are beyond anything else. My favorite thing is that most paintings on display have been restored so they look like they were made yesterday. It really shows the actual beauty and quality of the pieces. I absolutely love this place and it's free as well, except for parking.
Getty is such a fun museum. Free admission, parking is just $15-20. For me it was worth it to just see the views of LA and the architecture of the buildings there. And then on top of that the gardens and art are awesome. Highly recommend.
The Getty is always a good time. There are so many pretty and interesting things to look at. The museum is free, parking is not. Tram ride up the hill is fun. The view from the balcony is always nice, even on smoggy or cloudy days. It's nice to take the guided tours (either with headphones or a museum docent), but it's also great to wander around aimlessly (my preferred method). There's so much to see inside and then even more to see out in the gardens. Lunch can be pretty expensive but super romantic when you throw in a mini bottle of champagne while you sit surrounded by all the lush greenery. Very relaxing.
From the gardens to the architecture, the views, the exhibits.. you don't want to miss the Getty. We spent about 2 hours there and feel like we could have done another hour easily. Reservation are recommended. The fee is for parking. Tram takes you up to the building and grounds.
The Getty is one of the prettiest museums I’ve ever been to! The entrance is FREE but you do have to register online due to covid. Parking is $20 per vehicle but entrance per person is free. It is definitely worth it and the views are amazing! Their gardens are beautiful and the museums architecture is amazing! There is also these green areas were people just go and sit there to read a book or picnic! I could have stayed here the whole day! I went on a Friday early afternoon and there wasn’t a lot of people. So it was nice to enjoy it!
I took myself on a date to The Getty and had a great time. It was beautiful, I took endless pictures of the structures and flowers and then settled down in the grass at one point to read a book. Parking is a bummer ($20), but that was the only pitfall. I took the walk up to The Getty (main part) and walked down too. Next time, I may take the train/trolley they have but I prefer walking. Don't walk on the grass, I saw someone get yelled at for that. I saw a lot of reviews before going about security, but I didn't have any issues thankfully.
Beautiful museum with gorgeous views of the city. A must-see for tourists and Angelenos alike. Currently they are still doing timed-ticketed entry— so, you’ll need to get free tickets online ahead of your visit. The current cafeteria setup for lunch is very underwhelming— if you don’t spend the big bucks on sit down restaurant, I definitely recommend packing a lunch. The garden is in bloom now for spring, and definitely worth a walk through.
Tickets (free entry, but you must have reservation) available two weeks in advance of your visit, but generally available up to a week before. Ideal to get there first thing, with 10:00 the official entry time but free tram starts at 9:45. Parking is $20/car, with no free parking nearby, but bus stop at entry. Plan to spend four+ hours to see much of the art and stroll the unbelievable gardens. Picnicking is encouraged, and you can check your picnic basket at the main building. Just don't bring alcoholic beverages, and pay attention to container size limits on website (FAQ section).
One of the most beautiful buildings I’ve ever been to. The architecture is amazing and all the surrounding gardens are breathtaking. The view from the outdoor areas was spectacular. You can see all the way to downtown LA and to the ocean. They had a lot of great art to see as well as ancient artifacts from around the world.
Astounding art museum with beautiful grounds. Truly one of the premiere cultural institutions in the country. I highly recommend visiting, the architecture, scenery, and art are all amazing. The impressionist building was closed for renovations and will be until January 2022, but highlights were still viewable in another area. Also it has a tram truly what is not to like.