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“I think the artist would have approved...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Dali Museum

The Dali Museum
One Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
1-727-823-3767
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: An important collection of surrealist works.
Portland, Oregon
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“I think the artist would have approved...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

First, the architecture of the building itself is amazing. The glass and concrete though solid, appear to have moved and flowed as if liquid. The triangular panes of glass of the "enigma" are each completely different and were bar-coded during construction to tell them apart.

You are met with an extensive gift shop at the entrance. Kitschy "surreal" stuff abounds! Provided interesting window shopping, prices were a bit on the high side.

The collection on the third floor was tastefully displayed and guided & audio tours were available. Favorites for me included: The Hallucinogenic Toreador (seeing the original permanently altered MY perception of reality! Thanks Dali!!!), View of Cadaques with Shadow of Mount Pani; The Ecumenical Council; The Discovery of America by Christopher Columbus; The Average Bureaucrat; Slave Market with the Disappearing Bust of Voltaire; Old Age, Adolescence and Infancy; AND of course Gala Contemplating the Mediterranean Sea which at Twenty Meters Becomes the Portrait of Abraham Lincoln... & many, many more!

A must see... no, for me it was a pilgrimage!

Visited February 2013
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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“World-Class Museum”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Very interesting museum with knowledgeable docents. We weren't Dali fans, but it's such a unique experience to see his work and learn more about his life. There's a nice little cafe on site, a pretty garden, and a spectacular marina location

Visited February 2013
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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“A must to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Marvelous display of Dali's works a joy to visit great staff. Not to miss when you are in the area.Museum is comfortable to view the art & is easily accessable.

Visited January 2013
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“latest visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The building is as impressive as the art. The new gallery space is phenominal. The second floor prominade is the best photo op site in town.

Visited February 2013
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Largo, Florida
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“Worst service at bar by Dali wannabe”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

The bartender would not give me a cup of water for a pill I needed, he asked me to buy a bottle after we purchased several things includng wines and apps , he has a Dali mustage and was the worst bartender ever , I tell evryone about this , he made the experience awfull and I regret buying a membership because of him

Visited November 2012
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