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The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg

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For a glimpse at the creative process of a master of Surrealism, visit The Dalí 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 Dalí Museum and other St. Petersburg attractions into our St. Petersburg trip itinerary builder, and watch your holiday take shape.
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  • This is a must see. Put it on your bucket list. If you plan to eat here go early and eat around noon, since some items on the menu run out later.  more »
  • The Dali museum was quite a wonder. The admission is around 24$ for adults, but the have a student, military, teacher, and child discount. When I went the other artist being featured was Frida Kahlo. ...  more »
  • The Dali always a great visit. But the Frida exhibit was a extra treat. If you go with young children get the head phones and use the family friendly audio, fun for kids  more »
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  • I was blown away by the Dali museum. If you doubt it is worth the money or you aren't interested... give it a shot. I admit I was knew nothing about Dali and didn't think I had interest in the museum, but once you get inside and see that first painting in the gallery and listen to the interactive media, you'll be just as mesmerized as I was. This was a man who lived until 1989, was disowned by his father, and took modern developments such as the splitting of the atom, the discovery of DNA, etc. and incorporated them into his art. I highly recommend this place!
  • The Dali collection alone is OUTSTANDING! I especially enjoy when they bring other artist's collections and share the visions of art and art forms. Dali's influence in the arts and other artists is so vast. He continues to inspire artists of today.
  • 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.
  • Really great for tourists and locals alike. The dali exhibit is laid out well and very interesting. Be sure to checkout the garden and "maze," especially if the weather is nice. I like that they have a parking lot... but between the parking and admission fees, going to this museum can be kinda pricey.
  • This is one of the best museums in Florida. Interesting architecture, with a connection to the art of Salvador Dalí. The walk is well designed. Many masterpieces form a great collection, second only to that of the Teatre-Museu Dalí in Figueres (Spain)