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The Dalí Museum, St. Petersburg

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. With our world travel planner, St. Petersburg attractions like The Dalí 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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  • Extensive collection with many impressive Dali works. The collection is unique to my knowledge in this diversity and shows many photos from the multifaceted life of Daliˋs in addition to the paintings. The presentation of the works is very, the audio-guide is a lot of additional information about the creation of the works short and compact. Safe for art lovers a must!
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  • We're St. Pete locals who have visited the museum twice in the last 2 years. If you are into Surreal Arts, then you will enjoy the displays. If you're not, it may or may not be worth the admission pri...  more »
  • Great purpose built museum and an excellent venue to show off Dali's genius. Would like to see more of Dali's sculptures ala the Dali in Paris.  more »
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  • We brought our daughter. Not very kid friendly. One of the security guards asked me to take her off my shoulders for "safety" reasons. I did and then he didn't want her walking around on her own, and kept saying they have strollers downstairs. She screams when restrained in a stroller. Is perfectly comfortable on my shoulders. It just felt like they were trying to get us to leave because of our daughter. The art was awesome and the garden was fun. If you have kids check out the garden and gift shop...they are free to see.
  • Very cool to see some of Dali's works up close. Gift shop has a lot of cool souvenirs. Place was super busy when we visited. I would recommend that you come during the week so you have some peace while viewing the art. Loses a star because you have to pay $10 to park. I would prefer parking be free and you just pay an extra $1 per ticket because it created this traffic jam outside the lot.
  • Amazing museum. I was blown away by the collection the museum has. The building is beautiful. The audio tour is fantastic, download it on your phone, bring your own head phones and you can skip picking that equipment up when you get there. It seemed like a pricey entry price before going but after you definitely understand why and it's worth the price. The garden is very cool too.
  • It's a good collection, and admission gives you access to the special exhibitions as well as the permanent collection. That's rare, in my experience. The audio tours are free, and they offer public docent tours as well. The collection is small, however, and the solace can quickly feel crowded which is why I will only give it 4 stars.
  • Visited the Dali while attending a conference. This was fascinating and I highly recommend that you go through with a guide. Our group had a private tour which provided so much additional information. If I had just walked through on my own I definitely wouldn't have gotten as much from it.

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Waterfront hotels are popular with visitors on vacation, offering proximity to plenty of dining and nightlife options as well as the picturesque beaches. Those who want to immerse themselves in St. Pete’s bohemian scene should consider staying in the 600 Block Arts District or the Grand Central District. A short-term apartment rental, offering amenities such as kitchen and laundry facilities, is a convenient option if you're planning to stay a while in the city.
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