When you look at these pictures you might think this Salvador Dali museum is in Spain where the artist was born, or perhaps in a modern and culturally sophisticated city like London or Frankfurt (should there be palm trees, haha!). You really wouldn’t expect to find this beautiful, contemporary building in St. Petersburg. No, not Russia but in the sunshine state of Florida!
We came across the museum during a visit to St. Pete, a beach weekend. It’s only when I googled what there was to do in the area did I come across the museum. It was unexpected. Being a fan of Dali’s surrealist work we were excited to check out the collection and also the attention grabbing architecture.
The blue glass design–which pays homage to the Dali museum in Spain–wraps around the 18-inch thick walls of the concrete rectangular building. The hurricane proof structure houses the largest collection of Dali’s work found outside of Europe. The “melting watch” as I like to call it and the lobster phone are amongst his works found here.It’s a nice way to spend a few hours and wander round the artwork and also admire the building from the outside. The museum is easily accessible from Tampa, Clearwater and St. Pete’s beach. It’s open daily from 10 till 5.30pm, and closes late at 8.30pm on Thursdays. General admission is $24.Leave us a comment and tell us if you’ve been to any of the other Dali museums around the world.Dali Museum1 Dali Blvd, St. Petersburg, FL 33701