Been There – Morelia

Starbucks Been There – Morelia is the mug for the capital of the central Mexican state of Michoacán. The city is well worth visiting for its well-preserved colonial architecture. The historic center resembles the layout of the city when it was founded in 1541. Some of the most notable landmarks include the Cathedral of Morelia as well as plazas that surround it: the Plaza de Armas, (Plaza de Los Mártires), the Juárez Plaza, and the Melchor Ocampo Plaza. The front of the mug showcases the Morelia Aqueduct, which was in use till 1910.… Read more

Been There – Mazatlan

Starbucks Been There – Mazatlan was released back in 2018. It is the mug for the city on the Pacific coast of the Mexican state Sinaloa, that overlooks the southernmost tip of the Baja California Peninsula. It offers a nice combination of great sand beaches and a 13 miles long boardwalk (Malecón), which is considered to be one of the longest in the world. Add amazing local cuisine and historical architectural landmarks on top of that and you get a perfect recipe for the vacation gateway.… Read more

Been There – Leon

Here’s Starbucks Been There – Leon from 2018 which is the biggest city in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. For some reason, it was missing from my list.
The hot air balloons on the front of the mug are referring to The Leon International Balloon Festival, which is the biggest of its kind in Latin America. It takes place annually since 2002.
You can also see the boots, the belt, and the bag, on the side of the mug. That’s for the leather industry of the city, which offers numerous products within Mexico and well outside of the country.… Read more

Been There – Chihuahua

I am catching up by adding missing Mexican mugs to the site. This Starbucks Been There – Chihuahua mug has been released back in 2018. Chihuahua is the name for both the state and the city in Mexico. My understanding it is a state mug since I don’t really see any city symbols or points of interest.
The Estado Libre y Soberano de Chihuahua is the largest state in Mexico by area and hence having the nickname El Estado Grande (‘The Big State’).… Read more

Been There – Ciudad de Mexico

Starbucks Been There – Ciudad de Mexico is a mug for the capital and largest city of Mexico and the most populous city in North America. Did you know that Mexico City is located at the altitude of 7000 ft and hence is considered a high-altitude city? It is also the oldest capital in the Americas. The city was originally built on an island of Lake Texcoco by the Aztecs in 1325 as Tenochtitlan, which was almost completely destroyed by the Spanish in 1521.… Read more

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.… Read more

Been There – Guadalajara

Starbucks Been There – Guadalajara is a mug for the second-largest metropolitan area in Mexico. The city is an important center of business, finance, technology, science, culture, and education in the country.
Guadalajara is considered to be the home of Mariachi which is a well-known genre of Regional Mexican music. The usual mariachi group consists of as many as eight violins, two trumpets and at least one guitar, including a high-pitched vihuela and an acoustic bass guitar, called a guitarrón. You can see four Mariachi men on the front of the mug.… Read more

Been There – Ensenada

Starbucks Been There – Ensenada is a Mexican city located on the shores of Baja California. It is an important commercial, fishing, and tourist port which has emerged as a major cruise ship destination.
The design of the mug represents what Ensenada is also well known for – a starting point for Valle de Guadalupe wine region which offers tours. Wine tasting is available year-round, with some of the wineries also having restaurants where you can try local cuisine to make for an unforgettable experience.… Read more

Been There – Cancun

Starbucks Been There – Cancun is a mug for a major touristic destination on the shores of the Caribbean Sea. The design of the mug represents sea and beach activities one can expect when visiting this area.
In terms of the tours, it is worth mentioning that Chichen Itza is just a three-hour drive from Cancun, so it makes sense to visit this amazing pre-Columbian city built by the Maya people.
Please note, this mug was released back in 2018
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Been There – Cozumel

Starbucks Been There – Cozumel is a mug for an island and municipality in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatán Peninsula. It is a well known touristic destination with multiple resorts, restaurants, scuba diving and snorkeling facilities.
It is also a popular port for cruize ships, one of those we can see on the front of the mug.
Tumba del Caracol at Punta Sur (can be seen on the front as well) was Mayan temple built during the Post Classic period (950 – 1539 AD).… Read more

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