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Silao

Guanajuato

Silao, with a semi-dry and very hot climate, has one of the most mysterious origins among the cities of the state of Guanajuato, since today the chroniclers and historians still can’t agree about the exact date of its foundation.

What they do agree on is that the Silao founding was because of Spanish colonization process that sought to establish strategic points for the zone’s supplying and defending. Throughout its history this city witnessed historical processes such as Independence and Reforma wars.

Currently transformed into one of the region’s most important towns, both for its economic development —which came hand in hand with its airport construction—as for lodging offer that travelers make the most of to get to know the interesting tourist sites that reflect Silaoan beauty and tradition.

Be impressed by its buildings that will take you back to colonial times, such as the Parroquia de San Pablo Apóstol or the Hacienda de Trejo, without mentioning the obligatory visit to the Cristo Rey del Cerro del Cubilete. Getting to Silao, Guanajuato, is possible from the cities of Irapuato and Guanajuato capital, taking a journey of just over 30 minutes by car.
Silao, with a semi-dry and very hot climate, has one of the most mysterious origins among the cities of the state of Guanajuato, since today the chroniclers and historians still can’t agree about the exact date of its foundation.

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What they do agree on is that the Silao founding was because of Spanish colonization process that sought to establish strategic points for the zone’s supplying and defending. Throughout its history this city witnessed historical processes such as Independence and Reforma wars.

Currently transformed into one of the region’s most important towns, both for its economic development —which came hand in hand with its airport construction—as for lodging offer that travelers make the most of to get to know the interesting tourist sites that reflect Silaoan beauty and tradition.

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