Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, Punta del Este

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Art Museum
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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  • Amazing place. You cannot go to Punta del Este and miss this place. Worth the visit, especially at the sunset!  more »
  • Imposing building. From different sectors of the place you can see the sunset. You can visit the Museum and buy some souvenirs.
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  • Although it's interesting visit to the workshop by its panoramic views to the sea, including the original construction created by Páez Vilaró, I advise to visit outside the period of January and February, because that is a lot people who piles up in the workshop, which although it has various provisions is not large, and even the multitude of tourists on that date and at any time prevents see external panorama
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  • best sunset ever!
  • Exciting pôr do sol, indescritivel / indescribable sunset
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  • The Museum is very good, has a good collection of the artist, the cafeteria is very good. Negative points for being all in Spanish and the souvenirs are charged in u.s. dollars.
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  • It is an emblematic point of Uruguayan art. Unmissable walk, the view is spectacular, although entry may be a bit expensive, it's worth the journey and the documentary on Paez Vilaro displayed permanently in one of the rooms.
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  • Cute but is to go only once in life
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