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. Use our Punta del Este trip itinerary planner to visit Museo - Taller de Casapueblo on your trip to Punta del Este, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • It is a place with an amazing view and a very interesting architecture. The Museum and the audiovisual are very good. We take a very rich coffee on the terrace. I highly recommend it.
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  • For the price of admission, the visit is relatively short. A micro room showcasing the life of the artist and a couple of rooms with some works. The rest is purely commercial. Very little possibility of appreciating the construction which is the more remarkable place. Between the particular dwelling and the hotel, space is much reduced and only a part of the construction can be seen.
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  • A very nice place to visit in the vicinity of Punta del Este. The architecture of the place is beautiful. It is ideal to have a vehicle to arrive. We only visited the Museum. There is access to have a dinner at the time of sunset at the restaurant who have down that it must surely be beautiful.
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  • best sunset ever!
  • The place and the works are beautiful. However, the signs to reach the site is terrible. In the coffee that has the Museum served a portion of chips extremely salty, the Cappuccino was bad and very expensive.
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  • Place with very interesting history (see the history of Vilaró). Architecture unlike anything seen before. Advisable to drive, because there is no public transport nearby.
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  • Beautiful Museum. Input face Uruguayan 250. And despite being in renovation. A penalty to not know the hotel!
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  • Fantastic place, the whole House is a work of art. Has a wonderful Cafe on the second floor with delicious options. The sunset is unforgettable and romantic and the entry price is low.
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