Hillary Clinton's Café Tortoni - Buenos Aires, Argentina
Posted by: denben
S 34° 36.520 W 058° 22.694
21H E 373633 N 6169489
Quick Description: Founded in 1858, Café Tortoni is the oldest coffeehouse in the whole country. With a very rich history, it is visited at all times by intellectuals, politicians and artists.
Date Posted: 6/12/2012 2:04:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMEM5K
Café Tortoni has been selected by UCityGuides as one of the 10 most beautiful cafes in the world.
Over the years the café has been visited by many renowned people including international figures like Albert Einstein, Federico García Lorca, Hillary Clinton, Robert Duvall and Juan Carlos de Borbón.
Hillary Clinton ate at Café Tortoni on October 16, 1997 and she wrote: "What a treat to visit a piece of history and enjoy both the ambiance and the delicious meal. Thank you."
Currently the basement works as stage for jazz and tango artists, and for the presentation of book and poetry contests. The café has conserved the decoration of its early years, has a library and at the back facilities to play billiards, dominoes and dice.
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