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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. With our world travel planner, St. Petersburg attractions like The Dali Museum can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Do not understand why anyone could rate this place with anything other than 5 stars. I understand that on a crowded day it would be difficult, but the contents of the museum are overwhelming. We...  more »
  • This was a great museum. Dali was really gifted and crazy this is why I love him. Excellent content, and not too pricy!  more »
  • Must see unparalled collection and museaum in St Pete Tampa. Waterfront location.Impresive with the enire collection of salvador Dali works ,It was best 4 hours of the day..  more »
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  • Came here on my last day in Florida while on business. I was told about the museum and made the trip down to check it out. It was worth the drive. Seeing so much of Dalis work in one place and the explanations of his work were incredible. There was also a part of the exhibit that brought the paintings to life through animation. Absolutely breathtaking pieces. There were also works by Goya which were fascinating. I was super excited to see his work because it's just so neat. It's different and detailed. I ran through the exhibits in about an hour since I had a flight to catch a couple of hours later, but it was more than enough time to enjoy the pieces. I then went down to the gift shop where there was one more unique piece by Dali, it was an older vehicle covered with boating decor, there was a coin deposit near it so I deposited a dollar and the sound of a storm came on and water started pouring on the windows of the vehicle and when the lightning would "strike", there was a mannequin dressed like a woman in the back seat. It was really cool. Highly recommend taking a trip to see it all. The view from the museum is also gorgeous.
  • One of the best museums, I have been to in a long time. The architecture of the building was fabulous. Dali has hidden meaning in all of his paintings and its left up to you to interpret meaning in his works. The gift shop cafeteria and everything have an eclectic vibe. The garden maze out in the courtyard is fun. just know that it dead ends, and you have to double back at the end of it . I would recommend this museum to anyone that has an interest in the arts. The admission was 25 dollars for adults, but they do have coupons, you can find in Hotel travel ephemere, that makes it much cheaper.
  • Amazing museum. Take the private tour (at no extra cost) if you really wish to know the history behind it. Also take your phone well charged as one can download an app which will guide through the paintings. The history of the owners is also very impressive. General ticket is $25 and parking is $10. This is the largest private collection of Dali
  • Had a great time checking out some amazing pieces of art. Docents we’re knowledgeable and friendly. Enjoyed our tour and got a ton out of it that I wouldn’t have without it. Only complaint was the price was a bit high. So I take one star away. But I do understand the artwork is some of the most sought after in the world, and that comes at a price to preserve and protect them.
  • Great museum to spend a hot summer day in. Ticket price are a reasonable $25 for adults. Students, seniors and children have discounted rates. You have three parking options: public parking north of the museum for five dollars all day, Street parking with quartered meters, or $10 parking at the Dali Museum. The museum offers free guided tours as well as headsets to hook up to the museum app on your phone. Make sure your cell phone is fully charged before heading into the museum as the tour takes a decent chunk of battery to get through.

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