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The Getty Villa in Malibu a Must See Destination! It’s Free!

Posted on Feb 19, 2009 by in Active Rain | 0 comments

As If you are driving on the Pacific Coast Highway from Santa Monica heading north the first prominent Landmark you see is this great Villa on a high promontory. Oil magnate J. Paul Getty had his ranch house on this bluff overlooking the Pacific. This Malibu Villa was modeled after Villa dei Papiri in Italy.

 If you are visiting Southern California and are heading out to Malibu to see the beautiful coast, I suggest you take time out from site seeing and drop in to the Getty Villa. If you are a local resident and have not been there due to the “remodeling” you have no excuse. They finished it two years ago. The Villa is perched on top of a hill, so if you came to see Malibu what better place, then from the Villa. If one of the richest men who ever lived felt this was a great place to build a home, I am sure you will not be disappointed by the view.

 The best part is, in today’s economic tightening of the purses, this place is absolutely free. No admission is charged, nor do they charge for parking. All you have to do is call ahead, since it is a small parking lot (310.458.2003) or make your reservation on line

 Hours of operations are: Thursday through Monday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.



Getty Villa

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