Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Getty Center @ Los Angeles

The $1.3 billion centre, which opened on December 16, 1997, is well known for its architecture, gardens, and views overlooking Los Angeles. A great museum that has a impressive collection by Van Gogh, Monet and Cezanne, along with the architectural triumph of its six buildings and gardens. The impressive part is that you need to take cable pulled tram up to the hill where the museum is located. You can get one of the best view of Los Angeles from here. The central garden is also impressive with its unique design garden.

This museum is a bit far from Downtown and Hollywood. Make sure you set aside at least 90 minutes of travelling time for one way via public transport. Its around 30-40km and the transport system in LA is not that good and there is a lot of stops/traffic lights in between.


Impressive looking building.

Nice view of the Getty Center.

One of the museum building in Getty Center.

Great design which fully optimize natural light.

One of the art on the display in Getty Center.

The Central garden.

This is where Singapore get the idea to build Marina Bay Super Trees.

Getty center open air cafe.

Nice walk way.

The view of Los Angeles.

Impressive 19th Century furniture set.


First time seeing art museum which need to take tram to reach. Located at the top of a hill in LA.

Me with the Getty Center.

Coordinate/GPS:34.077261,-118.473908
Address:1200 Getty Center Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90049 (Central L.A, Wilshire).
Public transport: The Getty Center is served by Metro Rapid Line 761, which stops at the main gate on Sepulveda Boulevard. From Sunset Blvd., take Metro Rapid Bus 2 (direction PCH) to Hilgard Ave./Westholme Ave. at UCLA, (approximately 35 minutes). Cross to southeast corner and take Metro Rapid Bus 761 (direction Pacoima) to the Getty Center stop (approximately 12 minutes). Please visit here for more info.
Entrance fee: Free.
Hours: Mon Closed; Tue-Fri, Sun 10am–5:30pm; Sat 10am–9pm.

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