Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, Punta Ballena

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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 Maldonado trip itinerary planner to visit Museo – Taller de Casapueblo on your trip to Maldonado, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Although not much interested in history type of architecture, the house built by Carlos paez vilaro is very nice. One part of the house is owned by his 2nd wife that still lives there, the 2nd part...  more »
  • The museum is nice but small. The building is very big but there is a hotel and a bar inside also. The entrance fee is 330pesos. Also paying with debit card from another country you will receive 4...  more »
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  • Great view, but the museu is a little badly organised.
  • The casa is gigantic but you only get to visit a couple of rooms, and there isn't much content besides the paintings on display. Also, everything is in Spanish only.
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