The Getty Center

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Top 1% in Los Angeles About the TripExpert Score

10 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 →


The Telegraph

The Getty Museum is spread over two lavish campuses 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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