Trip Planner: South America / Uruguay / Maldonado Department / Maldonado / Punta Ballena / Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
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.
Tours to Museo – Taller de Casapueblo
Museo – Taller de Casapueblo reviews
The museum is absolutely worth a visit. The rich work of Carlos Páez Vilaró (1923-2014) is well presented. Furthermore his development as an artist is documented: His friendship with Picasso, visits..... more »
An artistic home with a lot of his artwork for sale. It has beautiful views. If you love this style of artwork you will love this museum. more »
Definitely a very unique place although lacking decent infrastructure. There is no AC in the cinema room, the exposition rooms stink due to broken pipes (?) and the toilets have lengthy lines. He was a great artist, so if you enjoy modern arts you'll be fond of the place.
Lindo! Riquíssimo! Extremely beautiful and very interesting! The museum has art and history. And the views... The views of the sea are breathtaking! It looks like some Greek Mediterranean place! I wanted to stay there forever living in such a beautiful place and waking up to that sea breeze every morning! I recommend this visit to everyone who passes by Montevideo, it's not very far of you're driving. I loved it!
Plan your trip to Maldonado
Get a personalized tripA complete day by day itinerary
based on your preferences
Customize itRefine your trip. We'll find the
best routes and schedules
Book itChoose from the best hotels
and activities. Up to 50% off
Manage itEverything in one place.
Everyone on the same page.
Popular things to do in Maldonado
Side trips from Maldonado
Hidden gems in Maldonado
Kid-friendly things to do in Maldonado
Nearby attractions in Maldonado
Trips to Museo – Taller de Casapueblo by other users
60 days in South America & Central America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Rio de Janeiro · Sao Paulo · Asuncion 60 days in South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM Rio de Janeiro · Sao Paulo · Asuncion 14 days in Montevideo, Punta del Este & Colonia del Sacramento BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Montevideo · Punta del Este · Colonia del Sacramento 10 days in Maldonado BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Playa Montoya · Puente Leonel Viera · Museo Del Mar 10 days in Montevideo BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES Artigas Mausoleum · Palacio Salvo · Plaza Independencia 15 days in Uruguay BY A USER FROM SWITZERLAND La Paloma · Punta del Este · Colonia del Sacramento