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The Dali Museum Celebrates the Surreal

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.