Casapueblo is a hotel and museum in Punta Ballena, Uruguay. The name means People's House.
This house was built by the Uruguayan artist Carlos Paez Vilaro in which was originally is house and workshop, but now has become a museum, an art gallery, a cafe and a hotel.
Carlos Paez Vilaro was born on the 1st of November 1923, and died on the 24th of February 2014. He was an abstract artist, painter, potter, sculptor, muralist, writer, composer and constructor.
Casapueblo was built around a wooden house and it's style can be compared with Santorini's houses. Although Carlos referred inspiration on a typical Uruguayan bird called Hornero for the type of construction. It took 36 years to complete.
In the main dome you will find the museum, workshop and cafe. It has 4 exhibition halls which are named after other artists like Nicolas Guillen, Pablo Picasso, Rafael Squirm and Jose Gomez Sicre.
Since 1994, on a terrace of the museum, the Sun Ceremony takes place, in which minutes before sunset, an artist's voice comes up with a recording of a poem.
If you want to see more footage on this trip, check out the travel vlog I made:
To me, this house is very quirky and weird but quite beautiful in it's own design.
I didn't know about this artist but he is very famous and I had a lot of fun visiting the museum.
I specially enjoyed the view it has and the many cats that circle freely there.
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