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

Been There – Acapulco

Starbucks Been There – Acapulco is a mug for the resort city on the Pacific Coast of Mexico. The full name of the city is Acapulco de Juárez and it was well known as a port since the early colonial period of Mexico’s history all thanks to the location and deep bay. To add more to that, the port was the final destination for the Manila Galleons – Spanish trading ships making round-trip voyages between the ports of Acapulco and Manila (both being a part of New Spain).… Read more

Been There – Monterrey

Starbucks Been There – Monterrey is a mug for the capital of the Mexican state of Nuevo León. Thanks to being a commercial center of northern Mexico and the base of many international corporations, Monterrey’s GDP is the second largest in the country.
The city is surrounded by large mountain ranges and even its name is translated as “King mountain”. One of these mountains, the Cerro de la Silla, is depicted on the front of the mug. Its two peaks, Pico Norte and Pico la Virgen form somewhat a saddle on the top of it, hence the name “Saddle mountain”.… Read more

Been There – Tulum

Tulum is one of the eleven municipalities of the Mexican state of Quintana Roo. Starbucks Been There – Tulum is a mug for one of the archaeological sites which that municipality is home to. This is the third most-visited archaeological site in Mexico thanks to its proximity to Riviera Maya and Cancun in particular. The ruins of a pre-Columbian Mayan walled city are situated on a 40ft tall cliff. It served as a major port for Coba and saw its development peak in the 13th-15th centuries.… Read more

Been There – Merida

Starbucks Been There – Merida is a mug for the largest city of the Yucatán Peninsula. The origin of its nickname “The White City” (La Ciudad Blanca) is not exactly clear. But what’s certain is that thanks to a distinctive blend of traditions inherited from the ancient Maya civilization and customs brought by Spanish conquistadors, it was named American Capital of Culture in the years 2000 and 2017. And while it is a modern city and state capital, it is also a cultural center, featuring multiple museums, art galleries, restaurants, movie theatres.… Read more

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