Fly To Silao, Mexico
Silao is the centre of agricultural and industrial activities in Guanajuato State; and is home to a number of agricultural crops, produce and dairy packaging plants, as well as the General Motor truck and SUV assembly plant.
Religion plays a significant role in the lives of the people of Silao and the city boasts 27 parochial churches and countless other buildings that illustrate its rich history and exquisite neoclassical style architecture.
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Visa Requirements & SA Embassy Details
- South African Passport holders do need a Visa to visit Silao, or anywhere else in Mexico. Leave plenty of time for Visa processing, and remember to check that your passport is valid for 6 months after your return date, and that you have 2 blank pages available for entry stamps.
- The South African Embassy in Mexico is located in Mexico City at Andres Bello 10 Forum Building, 9th Floor, Colonia Polanco, C.P. 11560. Phone: + 52 55 1100 4970. Fax: + 52 55 5282 9259.
See and do
The ‘Cerro del Cubilete’ is regarded as the geographic centre of Mexico and the uppermost part of the mountain-hill stands at a dizzying height of 2500 metres dominating the Silao’s surrounds. The Cristo Rey statue stands as a monument to Christ the King, symbolizing the unity of Mexicans in their Catholic faith.
Places of interest in the city include the Museum of the Chávez Morado Brothers and the 'Casa de la Cultura' (House of Culture). The great Bicentennial Park which covers 14 and a half acres is an educational, cultural and entertainment complex housing fascinating exhibitions and seven themed pavilions that address issues of concern and are dedicated to the culture, values and identity of Guanajuato and Mexico. Themed pavilions include the Hall of History, Footprints of Life, and the Pavilion of tomorrow. The many markets of Silao have a carnival like atmosphere about them and are definitely worth visiting.
Silao is conveniently situated near Pyramid of El Pueblito – one of the top pick of pyramids in Mexico. The Sanctuary of Atotonilco, a UNESCO Heritage Site, was voted the best heritage site near Silao. The 18th century church complex features rich Mexican Baroque mural work.
Del Bajío International Airport – BJX
Del Bajío International Airport (code BJX) is located in the municipality of Silao in Guanajuato, Mexico and serves the central Mexican State of Guanajuato and its cities of Leon & Guanajuato.
Food and beverage: Café Canesa and Aerobar, Las Limas Restaurant, Dunkin Donuts and Checking Pizza.
Currency Exchange: ATM machines and foreign exchange services are available at this airport.
Lost Luggage: Lost hold luggage should be handled by your individual airline’s help desk. Report items lost or found within the airport terminal to Del Bajío Airport authorities.
Airport Hotels: Hotels within close proximity to the airport include Mexico Plaza Aeropuerto, Hotel 5 Inn, Hotel Villa Victoria, Holiday Inn Express, Silao-Aeropuerto Bajio.
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