House Elena and Fausto Burgos is a mansion that is a historical mark of the national and local culture, declared Cultural Heritage of the Department of San Rafael and Mendoza. It belonged to Elena and Fausto Burgos writers, who also worked as a journalist. Both were sanrafaelinos writers and contributed much to the literary culture of the area.
The building is located between Saavedra and Chile streets of the city. It was built in the early twentieth century, and has a valuable collection of art of the eighteenth century and Argentine artists. It also has furniture Alto Peru and a large library of books with original author, bound by Maria Ellena Catullo of Burgos.
The library has over 3,000 volumes, and a varied collection of artworks of the Inca Culture, silverware, musical instruments and paintings. This collection was a collection that made the owners of the house, and remain until today available to be viewed as a mark of the cultural past of the region.
Burgos’s work rescues much of the culture and folklore Sanrafaelino. It contains names of flora and fauna, linguistic peculiarities, and mixed with their teaching streak since Burgos studied and became a teacher. After traveling to La Plata, the Puna and elsewhere in the country, he settled in San Rafael with his wife Elena and began to swell his copious literary work. Elena was also a writer, and they met during their stay in Burgos in La Plata, while attending college.