Museo – Taller de Casapueblo, Maldonado

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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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  • We went to the museum and later had a cheese and cold meats board at the bar while enjoying sunset. Unique expierience! 
    We went to the museum and later had a cheese and cold meats board at the bar while enjoying sunset. Unique expierience!  more »
  • 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
    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 »
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  • A beautiful place to see sunset from. The building has a museum and a souvenir shop with many nice things to buy. There's a cafe too. At sunset, at the terrace they play music with the voice of Vilaro reading a poem to the sun. A must-visit place!
  • Entry fee is 300 pesos and the place is only for the painting lovers. There is a good photo spot inside the museum. Good to visit during the sunset

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