Been There – Guanajuato

I believe that Starbucks Been There – Guanajuato is a city mug, based on its design, which is mostly featuring the city’s landmarks.
Here are they:
– Alhóndiga de Granaditas was originally built as grain storage but later played a major role in the first battle of the Mexican War of Independence between insurgents and royalist troops on September 28, 1810.
– The Guanajuato tunnels are a series of wide channels that extended under the city and help divert traffic away from the city center. The tunnels are a unique sight of Guanajuato, with decorative entrances and charming open stretches, but it is unpleasant to walk through the longer sections due to traffic fumes. It all started with The longest of the tunnels, the “Túnel La Galereña”, which was originally excavated in the early 19th century to divert the “Rio Guanajuato” (Guanajuato River). The second tunnel was added in the 1960s with other smaller ones built later in the years.
– One of the strangest “attractions” of the city is Museo de las Momias de Guanajuato, Mummies museum. It has about 111 mummies in total from which 59 are on display. All these were exhumed from the local cemetery between 1865 and 1958 when the town required that relatives pay a grave tax. When the relatives failed to do so for three years in a row, their deceased loved ones were promptly dug up and evicted. It is as strange as it sounds, but it’s true.
– Callejón del Beso (Alley of the Kiss) is a sloping passage between the towering buildings that only have room for one or two people standing shoulder to shoulder. It is not much different from a number of other tight alleyways throughout the packed city, however this one is special, it has a legend of two young lovers who come to a tragic end here. It is believed now a days, that couples who kiss on the third step (painted in red) are guaranteed seven years of happiness together.
– Guanajuato Cathedral (Parroquia de Basílica Colegiata de Nuestra Señora de Guanajuato) – is located right in the center of the city and has distinctive towers, which are different in design. The bright yellow building can be seen from other parts of the city as it sits atop a Pipila hill.

Please note, this mug was released back in 2018.

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