The Getty Center

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Top 1% in Los Angeles About the TripExpert Score

9 expert recommendations


Afar Magazine

Set in the hills above Brentwood, The Getty Center is one of North America's premier art collections and is FREE. Full review →



This is architect Richard Meier's masterwork, a stunning 110-acre modernist complex in the Santa Monica Mountains housing the Getty Museum and other foundation buildings.


Condé Nast Traveler Tick Editor's Pick

Stunning 110-acre modernist complex in the Santa Monica Mountains houses the Getty Museum... showcasing big-ticket pieces from the likes of Cézanne and Van Gogh. Full review →


Fodor's Tick Choice

With its curving walls and isolated hilltop perch, the Getty Center resembles a pristine fortified city of its own. Full review →


Frommer's 33

The Richard Meier-designed Getty Center has quickly assumed its place in the L.A. landscape (literally and figuratively) as the city's cultural acropolis and international mecca. Full review →


Lonely Planet Tick Top Choice

A stellar art collection (everything from Renaissance to David Hockney), Richard Meier’s cutting-edge architecture, and the visual splendor of seasonally changing gardens. Full review →


Michelin Guide 55

A gleaming cluster of low-lying buildings holds one of the nation's most extensive facilities for the study, conservation and presentation of visual art. Full review →


Not For Tourists

Cool buildings (Meier), great garden (Irwin), fabulous views (G-d). Full review →


Travel + Leisure

Since L.A. lacks the piazzas and promenades of other major cities, the Getty Center is more than just a museum. Full review →

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