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ONE OF MEXICO'S MOST VISITED SANCTUARIES

Due to its geographic location, it is a city that connects the entire country, whether by land or air, as it is where the Bajío International Airport is located.

Despite its modernity, the city has managed to preserve many of its traditions. It is also the birthplace of the Chávez Morenos brothers, famous artists from Guanajuato.

The most iconic symbol of Silao is one of the most visited sanctuaries in Mexico. The Sanctuary of Christ the King is located at an elevation of 2,579 meters on the summit of Cerro del Cubilete, marking the geographical center of Mexico.

In 2010, the Guanajuato Bicentennial Expo was held, which has been transformed into a leisure and educational space with interesting exhibitions.

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What to See in Silao

Tourist Attractions in Silao

Sanctuary of Christ the King (Sanctuary of Christ the King)

The first stop on your visit to Silao should be the Sanctuary of Christ the King, which features a building and an image of Christ, both with a clear Art Deco style. From the square, you can admire a panoramic view of the Guanajuato lowlands. This is one of the most visited religious sites in all of Mexico.

The imposing bronze figure, measuring 20 meters and weighing 80 tons, was blessed by Pope Benedict XVI during his visit in 2012. It can be reached via a paved road that circles the hill until reaching an upper roundabout, which serves as a viewpoint and parking area.

The sanctuary at the foot of the Christ contains several art pieces and is known as the Cristero Museum.

Chávez Morado Museum

Another must-visit place is the Chávez Morado Museum, housed in the house where the brothers José and Tomás Chávez Morado, illustrious artists from Guanajuato, were born. The museum showcases a vast collection of preliminary works for the monumental masterpieces created by the artists between 1930 and 1990. It includes a permanent exhibition of 409 paintings by José and 39 sculptures by Tomás.

In addition to these important works, the exhibition includes drawings, family photographs, as well as preliminary and final mural projects, paintings, and self-portraits by the Chávez Morado brothers. Additionally, there is a mural installed in the space originally intended as a domestic garden.

Opening hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10:00 to 19:00 hrs. Sundays from 10:00 to 14:30 hrs.

El Parador Sangre de Cristo

Located in the town of Sangre de Cristo, this incredible space of culture and gastronomy offers unique experiences for visitors. Here, you can find everything from traditional toys to silver crafts, ice cream, typical sweets, wine, tequila, and mezcal from Guanajuato.

This amazing stop also features incredible museums such as the Mining Museum, which showcases the important economic boom that Guanajuato experienced through its mining towns; the "Traveling Mummies" Museum, which houses 36 enigmatic mummified bodies, each with its own personality; and the "Catrinas and Day of the Dead Celebration" Museum dedicated to the Day of the Dead festivities.

Opening hours: Wednesday to Saturday from 11:00 to 19:00 hrs. Sunday from 10:00 to 18:00 hrs.

La Destilería de María de la Paz

Founded in 1720 within the Hacienda Franco de Benavente, this is another place you can visit. It has a rich history as historical battles were fought on this land during the Independence and Revolution movements.

This emblematic place has been carefully restored, creating a unique space. It's a great opportunity to learn more about the production of agave spirits and the various ways to enjoy them.

 

What to Do in Silao

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UNMISSABLE EXPERIENCES IN SILAO

Visit Cerro del Cubilete

Visit the Guanajuato Bicentenario Park

Enjoy the Splash Water Park

Explore El Rincón Prohibido

This beautiful tourist spot invites you to experience the forbidden. The stunning building offers guided tours that delve into the history of rum, culminating in a blind tasting in a hidden cellar where premium rum is aged.

Visit El Rincón de los Aromas

Strolling through this pleasant place is a unique experience, as you can create your own essences.

Enjoy nearby water parks

For a day of aquatic fun, you can visit Termas de Comanjilla Water Park, which features thermal waters, a wave pool, 6 giant water slides, sports areas, a dance floor, 2 children's wading pools, spring water pools, a children's area with waterfalls, and private thermal water tubs.

You can also spend a great day at Splash Water Park, where you can swim with dolphins in addition to enjoying slides, a wave pool, a children's castle, a zip line, an exhibition plane, wading pools, a mini zoo, crocodiles, a lazy river, sea lions, an aquarium, a shark tank, and a dolphin show.

Try paragliding

For those who enjoy adventure, you can go paragliding from Cerro del Cubilete and enjoy the scenery of the entire region.

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