Mug Shot — «San Miguel de Allende»

From San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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Starbucks City Mug San Miguel de Allende
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Photo courtesy of Felipe Lomelin

  Mexico, San Miguel de Allende, 08 Icon Edition, MIC

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cora   08 Jul 2016

San Miguel de Allende is a city and municipality located in the far eastern part of the state of Guanajuato in central Mexico. It is part of the macroregion of Bajio. It is 274 km (170 mi) from Mexico City and 97 km (60 mi) from the state capital of Guanajuato. Historically, the town is important as being the birthplace of Ignacio Allende, whose surname was added to the town-s name in 1826, as well as the first municipality declared independent of Spanish rule by the nascent insurgent army during the Mexican War of Independence.
However, the town waned during and after the war, and at the beginning of the 20th century was in danger of becoming a ghost town. Its Baroque/Neoclassical colonial structures were discovered by foreign artists who moved in and began art and cultural institutes such as the Instituto Allende and the Escuela de Bellas Artes. This gave the town a reputation, attracting artists such as David Alfaro Siqueiros, who taught painting.

The main attraction of the town is its well-preserved historic center, filled with buildings from the 17th century.

pizza   14 Jul 2016

All praises to Starbucks-Mexico for choosing the ICON design over the YAH for its new mugs.
Viva Mexico!!!