You have to visit Getty Center, an impressive and breathtaking artistic space that houses outstanding works of many different forms of art, such as paintings, drawings, sculptures, photography and much more.

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Located top of one of the hills of the Santa Monica Mountains with a beautiful views of Los Angeles, the Getty Center is a modernist complex built with travertine stone and created using substantial donations from entrepreneur and philanthropist J. Paul Getty along with his private art collection.

Aerial view of the Getty Center looking toward the Pacific Ocean / blogs.getty.edu

Hop on “The Getty Center Tram” (it goes from the car park) and you’ll arrive on the top of the hill where you can enjoy in amazing views. You’ll be taken aback by the 16,000 tons of beige marble that make up this incredible work of architecture.

Wandering through the different room you’ll see extensive collections of Italian, Dutch, French, Spanish and British paintings and sculptures and masterpieces by legendary artists such as Da Vinci, Goya, Klimt, Rodin, Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Munch, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Van Dyck, Gauguin and El Greco.

 

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You’ll love the gardens which are amazingly beautiful work of art that impress visitors with many different plant species, fountains, streams, and even a natural gully.

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Getty Center is a unique space with amazing paintings, sculptures, beautiful gardens and spectacular views. You don’t want to miss this attraction! Admission is FREE. Head here for the parking info.

 

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Price: FREE (Admission is free, though temporarily requires a timed-entry reservation.)

Phone: +1 310-440-7300

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