Museo - Taller de Casapueblo, Punta del Este

4.5
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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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  • Is a full tour: Museum with exhibition of the works of the artist, sale, cafeteria and incredible view of the sea. There's even a 15 min video presentation about the artist's life. The suggestion is to start with this and after the space. You can pay in dollars, with a good cast. Has many cats in place because the artist liked cats.
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  • Impressive. A giant work of art in the shape of a House. Or the other way around? I should have devoted more time to this attraction.
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  • Carlos was an amazing person and his museum and history are astonishing. The surroundings are beautiful too. The prices in the museum are very high.
  • Amazing experience, and don't forget to go to Punta Ballena, a great view from the sea. I do not recommend to buy things there due to the high prices
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