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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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  • Fascinating collection of Dali artwork. Learned much about his paintings from the self-guided tour with audio headphones. Grounds are also lovely. The only problem was that they do have additional dif...  more »
  • With the knowledge and enthusiasm of our excellent guide, Lee, we saw Dali’s work in a strengthened light. The museum may not be large but the quality of the pieces on display combined with the first ...  more »
  • Although we thoroughly enjoyed the museum, we were surprised by how small it is. Entering such a grand building and with an entry price of $17 per person, we expected several floors of history, collec...  more »
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  • My experience at the Dali Museum was nothing short of outstanding. When we entered, we were delighted by an operatic solo that sounded better than many after houses I've been in. The Acoustics were phenomenal in the performer was world class. The exhibit itself is also very impressive. Salvador Dali had an incredible range of talent and a unique and sophisticated mind. He was able to replicate The Works of many of the Great Masters and their Styles. His own Works however were visual, mathematically, philosophically, and intellectually brilliant. Are the most or expiring part of my experience was definitely the virtual reality exhibit. Mind-blowing. A great gift shop also.
  • I could come back here every day for a month if I could afford it. Love the free lockers outside for storing backpacks etc. If you take a tour, you'll be lucky if you get Jean-Pierre. He was funny, thorough and knowledgeable. No photographs!! They make sure of it. Gift shop downstairs was pretty cool! Souvenirs ranging from $1-$3000. We will be back.
  • If you like art and no matter how different it is, the Dali Museum is the place to go. We have headphones that guided us through each and every piece of artwork. Very interesting to hear the different stories about his life and how he got to where he was in his paintings. We enjoyed the store, I've done three of his puzzles so far that was purchased. He also has a small cafeteria and my lunch was absolutely delicious. Period.
  • A museum dedicated to my favorite artist. It is cool to see his artwork close up. The detail he was able to create with a paintbrush is truly amazing. The three stories tall building can be a little deceiving with a gift shop and cafe on the first floor, then a long spiral stair case to the other floor that his artwork is on. I wished it was bigger than it is, but that is because I love Dali so much.
  • A total treat for the senses. Loved every minute of being there! The building that houses the collection is equally a sight to be seen! I very much enjoyed that the collection was displayed chronologically. You could really get a sense of Dali's progression. I was only sorry that they didn't have more of his masterful oils on display. I went on a Thursday (night) to take advantage of the $10 admission special. The entire staff throughout the Museum where as friendly, gracious and helpful as could be!
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