Sight included on our Buenos Aires Free City Tour
Opened more than 150 years ago, it is the oldest café in Buenos Aires and still retains its original style and architecture: oak wood tables with green marble, oak and leather chairs and chairs, luxurious glass ceilings, a wide Bar with an old cash register and in the background tables of billiards and halls to play dominoes and dice. The Gran Tortoni Café is part of the select group known as Bares Notables of the City of Buenos Aires for its contribution to the historical heritage of Buenos Aires (for its architectural value, for having been frequented by important personalities and have survived in time). There are about seventy bars, cafes and villares among which we can mention the Café de los Angelitos and Las Violetas Confectionery.
One of the many peculiarities of Café Tortoni is the life-size sculpture of Carlos Gardel, Alfonsina Storni and Jorge Luis Borges, who seem to be talking around a table: Gardel in a cross suit and Borges with his traditional posture seated with his cane And Alfonsina with the front view listening to what they say