The Dali Museum

It’s a surrealist’s dream. Which is funny, because most of Salvador Dali’s work looks like stuff you’d find in some amazing dreams, anyway. Salvador Dali was an iconically mustachioed dude with an eye for the avant-garde. His art might seem wacky to some, but he was like the Lady Gaga of his time. Art lovers worldwide see him as a visionary master of surrealism. Surrealistic art is just that – it’s surreal. It’s like nothing you’ve seen before and will probably make you feel things. The best art does.

 

Luckily, a huge collection of Salvador Dali’s art lives in St. Petersburg at The Dali Museum to inspire new generations of avant-garde thrill-seekers. Not far from Kimpton Zamora Hotel, you’ll find more than 2,100 of Dali’s works, including paintings, drawings, sculptures, photos and manuscripts. There’s even an Avant-Garden to stroll along the Tampa Bay waterfront. It’s too cleverly named to miss. You’ll want to get lost in its labyrinth, too.

Fittingly, the Dali Museum’s building itself is a work of art. You’ll see it’s this mass of concrete with a complex glass structure built in called “The Enigma.” It’s got 1,062 pieces of triangular-shaped glass, and stands 75 feet at its tallest point, which matches the same high-point as the dome atop Dali’s Museum in Spain. The helical staircase inside is another highlight of the museum’s architecture. A day at The Dali is a great way to celebrate your inner and outer unique self.