Punta del Este is known for being the South America’s summer playground and aside from sun, sand and sea, there isn’t much to keep one occupied which is why it’s worth a visit to the Museo Taller Carlos Páez Vilaró
Carlos Páez Vilaró was an Uruguayan autodidact who grew up in Buenos Aires where his works of graphic art began. He was later influenced by his many travels to Brazil and all over the African continent. His numerous works include paintings, sculpture, mural art, ceramics, books and even music and he has left his mark in many works from Buenos Aires to Beijing, Cairo to Washington DC.
He returned often to Uruguay and in 1969, he built his summer home by the sea in Punta del Este. Casapueblo is found in Punta Ballena at the end of a winding road with expansive views of the sea. This home was conceptualized with his own architectural design audit was here that he works to fill this all-white curvy stone house on a cliff with his final works of art, from the graphic tiles inlaid into the walls to the murals he painted on the terraces. His sculptures are also scattered around the home along with his many ceramic creations. He continued to live abroad – in Argentina, the United States and Brazil but eventually moved back to Punta del Este. It was in this home that he spent rest of his days, painting and working until he died in February 2014 with Casapubelo becoming his final work of art.
Punta Ballena, Uruguay
Tel/Fax: +(598) 4257 8041
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Open to the public daily from 10 a.m. till sunset.
Entry fee for 12 years old and above Uruguayan $240