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Café Tortoni– Buenos Aires

He Tortoni coffee is in the Mayo Avenue 825 of Buenos Aires. Founded in 1858, it is the oldest coffee in Argentina and belongs to the network of notable coffees from the city.

Its founder was a French immigrant named Touan who baptized him with the name of a Parisian café on Boulevard des Italiens that frequented the cultural elite of the nineteenth century. In Buenos Aires the same phenomenon occurred, the personalities of the culture made it their own, there was born the Group of Arts and Letters led by the painter Benito Quinquela Martín.

In the basement, the La Bodega Room It is the setting for book presentations, tango and jazz shows, with the outstanding presence, since 1978, of the Phoenix Jazz Band on Saturday nights.

Beautiful windows adorn its halls of walls clad in noble woods, populated with old oak and green marble tables where international artists and politicians such as Carlos Gardel, Jorge Luis Borges, Luigi Pirandello, Federico García Lorca or Hilary Clinton sat. It also has a library, dominoes and pool tables, and in its rooms sculptures, drawings and paintings are permanently exhibited.

Offers Restaurant and coffe shop service with a sample of the quality of the traditional Buenos Aires gastronomy, highlighting the tenderloin sandwiches and chocolate with churros. his schedule It is usual from Monday to Saturday from 8 to 3:30 hours and on Sundays from 8 to 1 in the morning, but do not trust: the gathering can be extended further. A place where the stop on our trip becomes mandatory.

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