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  • KarenM1_10
    1,044 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth the trip
    We toured this museum on our own instead of doing a shore excursion with our cruise ship. You can easily get an Uber to the museum but trying to get transport back took some time. Several people hired a taxi to take them to the museum and wait for them, which would have been a very good idea. The museum was worth seeing. Very interesting architecture. You can see the entire museum in less than an hour. They offer a short movie that is worth watching about the artist. They have a nice café with beautiful views. They also sell souvenirs, and a hotel is located on the property. This is worth seeing since there is not much else offered in the area.
    Visited February 2023
    Written May 26, 2023
  • george e
    Lausanne, Switzerland96 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    SPECTACULAR ARCHITECTURE BUT...
    Well worth visiting but if you don't speak Spanish, English is of no use! It makes stay frustrating. Not interested in being contacted: email address on website doesn't work! Food is average to below average.
    Visited December 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written December 5, 2023
  • Melissa B
    Saint Louis, Missouri883 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fun Stop on the Road
    It was cool to find something to do about halfway between Montevideo and Punta del Este. The museum is beautiful and the view is stunning but there’s not that much to look at. We just bought admission but it looked like there were tour groups talking about the history of the art inside.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 1, 2024
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KarenM1_10
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan1,044 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2023
We toured this museum on our own instead of doing a shore excursion with our cruise ship. You can easily get an Uber to the museum but trying to get transport back took some time. Several people hired a taxi to take them to the museum and wait for them, which would have been a very good idea. The museum was worth seeing. Very interesting architecture. You can see the entire museum in less than an hour. They offer a short movie that is worth watching about the artist. They have a nice café with beautiful views. They also sell souvenirs, and a hotel is located on the property. This is worth seeing since there is not much else offered in the area.
Written May 26, 2023
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george e
Lausanne, Switzerland96 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Well worth visiting but if you don't speak Spanish, English is of no use! It makes stay frustrating.
Not interested in being contacted: email address on website doesn't work!
Food is average to below average.
Written December 5, 2023
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AlpinerHut
Chantilly, VA1,209 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Club Hotel Casapueblo / Museo-Taller Casapueblo was the highlight of our cruise ship stop in Punta del Este.

This fascinating structure today is part hotel (73 "apartments" spread over 13 floors) and part museum (with a video about and artwork by Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro.) Vilaro started what became Casapueblo on desolate Punta Ballena in 1958 with a summer house and workshop in mind, then kept expanding -- without architectural plans! (He sometimes added a room with a particular houseguest in mind.) He viewed his project as a 36-year work of art ("livable sculpture"), not home construction! Reminiscent of houses in Mykonos or Santorini, Greece, the structure of whitewashed cement and stucco resembles nests of the hornero, an Uruguayan bird.

Vilaro died in 2014.

TIPS:

* This place is massive, and it's impossible to get a true sense of it when you're inside. If you stay here, though, you can get down to the beach and look back at the towering building, which covers a hillside.

* If you can arrange to be here shortly before sunset, you can enjoy the daily "Ceremony of the Sun." As the sun sets, the artist's recorded voice recites a poem to bid it farewell. 

 * Some of Vilaro's descendants still live here. A guide, waitress or bartender would probably point the private section out if you ask; in this labyrinthine building, it's difficult to describe the location.
Written April 10, 2020
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pekingduck69
Canada695 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Beautiful hotel, museum and restaurant close to Punta del Eate. Very iconic building that is a must see for the views and art.
Written January 16, 2020
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abfmoreira
Florianopolis, SC10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2018 • Family
I didn't go into the museum. Since a lot of people are not really interested in the content of the museum, but mostly in the beauty of the building, I suggest to pay your way into the restaurant right next door, drink that value, which is pretty much the same as the museum ticket and enjoy the view from right next to the pool! It's truly beautiful!
Written March 19, 2019
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IntlTravlrRevwr
San Diego, CA214 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
The artist whose home/museum this was was a well-recognized Uruguayan artist born in Brazil. The quirky museum building (think Gaudi in Barcelona) he created mostly working by hand with his friends and neighbors is well worth a trip both to see the paintings and other art work and the memorable building. You will probably end up going at sunset like most others do but that appears to be the most jam-packed crowded time and it's a little unpleasant to be so smashed in at that hour. There are also excellent views of the sunset from the grounds near the buildings. The art itself is mostly by the Carlos Páez Vilaró.and is colorful and stimulating. Worth a trip!
Written March 25, 2019
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Diego M
Mexico City, Mexico176 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Family
If you want to see the most beautiful sunset in Punta del Este, you need to visit Casapueblo. The unique sea view with the prayers to the sun in the voice of Páez Vilaró render the sunset a mystic moment. You can also buy part of Páez Vilaro’s collection as well as replicas. Do not miss it!
Written March 3, 2019
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Cristian Weitzel
Santiago, Chile14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Family
A wonderful experience to see the sunset with the stories of Paez Vilaro. Without wanting to advance anything, a special climate is generated from something so everyday but beautiful that excites more than one. Important to arrive an hour early to ensure a good place. The house is spectacular and the sample of his work allows to know even more the artist. Mention aside the sections dedicated to the tragedy of the Uruguayan athletes who were lost in the Andes, one of them son of Paz Vilaró
Written February 19, 2019
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JosePonte2
Buenos Aires, Argentina82 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Friends
This place has the energy of the see, plus, the place is really well builded so you can get a great view, food is gourmet, not so much but taste really good. Good place to go with your friends or lovers :), it is expensive but good experience.
Written November 28, 2018
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Aline V
Rio de Janeiro, RJ7 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2022
I'm not that into arts, but I have always dreamed of visiting the construction because it's beautiful and I thought we would have access to the whole property, but it's limited to the museum. The view is amazing, tho. I was expecting much more from it.
Written March 26, 2022
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