The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg
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For a glimpse at the creative process of a master of Surrealism, visit The Dali Museum. Here you'll see the largest collection of Salvador Dali's works outside Europe. The museum contains works from the private collection of Albert and Eleanor Morse, Dali's patrons and friends for over four decades. The collection includes 96 oil paintings, 100 watercolors and drawings, and over 1,000 graphics, photographs, and sculptures. Pay special attention to the seven works considered Dali's masterpieces, including a metaphorical representation of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, which took nearly four years to complete. For a taste of traditional Spanish fare, stop by the on-site restaurant, named after Dali's wife Gala. Put The Dali Museum and other St. Petersburg attractions into our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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The Dali Museum holds a great collection of Dali's art. It has an extensive collection of masterpieces and the tour guides are very knowledgeable. I suggest you participate in one of the toured guides... read more »
Хороший музей картин Сальвадора Дали. Много личных фотографий. Имеется аудиогид (русского языка нет). На первом этаже большой магазин сувениров. Есть небольшой сад.A good Museum of Salvador Dali's paintings. Many personal photos. There are audio guides (Russian language). On the ground floor a large souvenir shop. There is a small garden.show original
I had heard of the Dali Museum for years. As a fan, it was what brought us to St. Petersburg. We were not disappointed. The extend and breath of the collection is amazing. It is well arranged and situ... read more »
What a beautiful and amazing museum. The Dali collection is wonderful and even the building is exquisite. It had a Frank Lloyd Wright designs for Florida feel to it with that circular stairway centerpiece. The photo exhibit we saw was also well worth the trip. Highly recommend and make time for the Gala cafe and the gift shop - excellent selection in both food and goods.
As a big architecture nerd, I can admit being a fan of the building itself. Although, at the same time I was surprised at how small the place seemed once inside and moving through the exhibits. The art mostly wasn’t my style (Not all by Dali), but it was an enjoyable experience. There are guards around to make sure that nothing gets out of hand, but they stay out of the way and look very professional - even regal. There is a place to get drinks on the first floor near the entrance, a gift shop located just adjacent to the bar, and plenty of space outside to walk around, take photos, and experience some of the outdoor art - whether it’s dali’s giant mustache or the “maze” that reminds you of the present moment. The wide view from the second floor out over Tampa Bay is spectacular - and even more amazing during a thunderstorm. I consider the Dali to be worth it for a visit, or perhaps two, but personally I would not spend the money for a membership or anything.
I have always been a Dali fan, so visiting this museum was an amazing experience. They also had an exhibit of Horst's photography, which was amazing as well. My family and I had the great luck to have a group cancel, so one of their docents offered us a private tour which was outstanding. This lady had been working at the Dali museum for over 20 years and gave us a tour which could not be matched by the audio tour. I will definitely going back the next time I am in the area.
Interesting time at the Dali museum. It was the Dali and Disney exhibit which was very interesting. The artwork was fantastic and the venue was very modern with a Dali feel. Very nice staff, the restaurant had great coffee and was friendly. Gift store had a good selection of reproductions and other neat items. Good visit, will return for other exhibits.
So worth seeing. The museum is beautiful and the standing collection of Dali art has to be seen face to face to fully appreciate! There are always special collections coming through that add special interest. The museum also offers yoga! Check it out for sure!
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