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The Dali Museum, St. Petersburg

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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  • Beautiful building on the bay and a fantastic look at the artistic works of a complicated surrealist painter. We took the docent tour which lasted about 50 minutes and provided a much deeper insight i...  more »
  • Dali’s work, seen in isolation in books or magazines or on the web, has always left me feeling puzzled and distant from his themes and aesthetic. A combination of the architecture, a docent tour, and ...  more »
  • We were not overly impressed. With the cost of parking ($10.00) and entry ($22.00 to $24.00) it was very expensive for what it was. There were a couple of his great works, like the Abraham Lincoln, bu...  more »
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  • This museum was fun. Dali is amazing and his art fantastic. I especially liked the complimentary audio tour. It was really east to use and for some of his more "out there" pieces it was nice to hear an explanation of what you were seeing and what to look for. I did, however, hope to see more of his work after he moved to the US. Scenes from his films or photos of the store fronts he designed, for example, would have been nice to see. Lastly, Dali's most famous work was missing from the exhibition, which is understandable, but it would still be nice to have a replica or photo of the piece available for viewing to help those unfamiliar with the piece. All in all this was a great museum that I would definitely recommend. A little on the pricey side but it was still a fun afternoon.
  • Incredible. Impressive collection of works. Very well organized and the building itself is great. Staff is very friendly and helpful. The lady at the ticket office helped us save lime 25 bucks by suggesting that the kids can get student discounts. The guides are excited about the art and what they are doing there.
  • I always enjoy my trips to the Dali museum, and was looking forward to the virtual reality feature that had not been an option on my previous visits. I was disappointed to find that at three separate supposed starting times (2:30, 3:00, and 3:30), no one was present at the kiosk nor waiting area as indicated by signs. After the 3:00 start time with no one present, my guests and I went downstairs to the kiosk that you get the audio tour from to inquire. One of the ladies apologized and said they were understaffed that day but that she would try to get someone up there for the 3:30; her co-worker just sort of snickered. Unfortunately, at 3:30, still no one showed up, so we went home without seeing the "Dreams of Dali" exhibit, which was my personal main reason for going back this time. But, everything else was marvelous as always. The tours are great, some guides are more entertaining than others, but none are bad. Obviously, the art is to die for (who really gives Salvador Dali a bad review). The food in the Gala Cafe looks absolutely amazing. Parking was $9 in the garage, which is pricey, I would have preferred an hourly rate, but it is what it is. All in all, always an enjoyable experience--even if I don't get to view the exhibit I specially went for.
  • One of my favorite places to visit. Went to St. Pete just because I wanted to show my girlfriend this place! Also exciting to see his work. Also great because of how many of his works are here. The free walking tour is great to get you interested and teach you a bit about the art then you can go off and explore more on you're own. I love it here. The scenery and the art. Food is good too! Then take a little drive to Vinoy park and hang a hammock up to enjoy the afternoon!! Highly recommend to everyone.
  • Beautiful artwork, incredible gift shop, and the Gala Cafe is exemplary in terms of food service, tasty dishes, and skilled artistic plating of food. Although it can be an expensive experience, it is one worth your whole (and your money) to go experience the grounds and the artwork while taking in all the food and experiences. It is also wheelchair friendly and handicap accessible, with free handicapped parking and elevators inside the building moving from floor to floor. There are docents contantly giving tours, but the Dali app also is helpful, one may dare say better, and explains many different artworks the museum has to offer, providing insight into the life of Dali behind these works. This museum is a once (or many, if you're lucky) in a lifetime experience, great for people of all ages.
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