Location: 1261, Del Valle Iberlucea St. La Boca.
Phone: 4301-1497 / 4303-0563
Toward 1902, in the “Vuelta de Rocha” one of the first houses built with material was constructed, being a typical construction that shows characteristics of the Italian Renaissance style. That large house had differents uses. In 1904, the Socialist Committee integrated by Dr. Alfredo Palacios took place there. But today, this large house keeps the only existent Historical Wax Museum in our country.
Inaugurated on June 11, 1980 by Professor Domingo I. Tellechea, a great expert in wax modeling, taxidermist and art restorer, inside this museum, the essence of the district is shown overwhelmingly, with the existence of wax figures that evoke the remarkable history of the South of Buenos Aires, from its origin until today.
Located in La Boca, one of the most typical neighbourhoods in Buenos Aires, it offers the unique experience of walking in the midst of important people throughout Argentine history.
The museum has 5 rooms where wax figures are displayed in natural size, made by the artist Domingo Telechea and set in scenes ranging from colonial times until the present time.
Students and teachers are welcome here in order to promote our roots and the knowledge of our cultural heritage, and also to learn about the functions of a museum as an educational tool.
Opening Hours: Mondays to Fridays from 10.00 hs to 18.00 hs. Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays from 11.00hs to 20.00hs.