Been There – Rosario

Starbucks Been There – Rosario is yet another mug from Argentina. Rosario is the third most populous city in the country and a major port sitting on the west bank of the Paraná River. It is worth noting that it’s still not clear what is the actual foundation date of the city. Some say it’s October 7, 1793, however, most of the historians claim that the only right date is August 3, 1852, when town known as Pago de Los Arroyos (“land of the streams”) was declared a city.
Another interesting fact is that Rosario is the hometown of Ernesto Guevara, who is more known as Che Guevara, a major figure of the Cuban Revolution.
Here are some points of interest and symbols of Rosario, according to Starbucks designers:
– Rosario-Victoria Bridge (Puente Rosario-Victoria) is a 37 miles long road link between cities of Rosario and Victoria which crosses the Paraná Delta and consists of several bridges, viaducts, and earth-filled sections.
– La Florida beach is located right next to the bridge and, according to photos, seems to be packed on hot sunny days. Did you know that word “Florida” comes from the Spanish “florido,” which means “flowery”?
– The golden dorado (big fish on the side of the mug) is a large predatory freshwater fish. It is a very popular catch among recreational fishermen. As it comes from the name (“dorado” stands for gold in Spanish) this fish is yellow-golden in color.
– The National Flag Memorial (Monumento Nacional a la Bandera) is a monumental complex opened on June 20, 1957 which was the anniversary of the death of Manuel Belgrano, creator of the Argentine flag. He raised it for the first time, here in Rosario, on February 27, 1812.
– The big cargo ship refers to Rosario being a major port. It is connected to the Atlantic ocean via Paraná river.

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