Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, Punta del Este

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Learn about the life and work of painter, sculptor, writer, and composer Carlos Páez Vilaró at Museo - Taller de Casapueblo. Housed within a former summer house and studio designed by the artist himself, the museum and art gallery display the range of Páez Vilaró's exuberant work. He found deep and abiding inspiration in the African candombe music in the tenement where it flourished, and also traveled the world, exhibiting his paintings and other visual media. The museum's architecture alone makes the trip worthwhile: the white, warped-looking structure was built using traditional methods, using wood, concrete, and stucco. You'll notice that the maze-like complex contains no straight lines inside. As well as the museum and gallery, the building also contains a four-star hotel and a cafe. Using our world travel planner, Punta del Este attractions like Museo - Taller de Casapueblo can form part of a personalized travel itinerary.
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A major vacation destination, Punta del Este boasts a wide range of accommodation options, though most establishments remain relatively expensive even during the off-season. Summer marks the peak of tourism (December to March), and during that time even mid-range hotels charge top rates. Visitors with deeper pockets can choose from a number of three- and four-star hotels within walking distance of good beaches. If you're traveling on a tight budget, consider one of the hostels scattered throughout Punta del Este's residential neighborhoods.
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  • If you have the chance, go and see the sunset ritual. It is beautiful even if the weather does not help. The museum is interesting, beautiful architecture but the restaurant was closed (so if you want...  more »
  • A sprawling "house" with a lovely sunset view. Take a guided tour and visit the shop. Greek isles or COsta de Sol feeling.  more »
  • Went with high expectations, which were exceeded. Museum entry is around US$5 pp or AR$80 pp which includes a US$10 voucher for the shop. The museum features a video of the life and work of Villar and...  more »
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  • El mejor verano de mi vida
  • best sunset ever!
  • Every time I go to Punta this is a must and must go. This time I was fortunate to be able to contemplate a stunning sunset under sea and minutes later to witness the rising of the full moon. I like this place because of the work (Casapueblo) Carlos Paez Vilaró genius lovely has a fantastic view of Punta and sunset, I recommend!
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  • Wonderful Museum. Beautiful works. The visit is crowned with a unique sunset. Against: at sunset is a tumult of people
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  • Former home of artist-Uruguayan architect Carlos Páez Vilaró, designed by himself. Today the House is home to a hotel, a restaurant and a museum.
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