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Simala Shrine, Cebu Island
(4.2/5 based on 160+ reviews on the web)
The illustrious looking castle-temple of Simala Shrine affords visitors prayer and service all year, along with views of impressive architecture. The unusual site contains elevated walkways into the grandiose church, a large statue of Mary, and ample grounds to stroll around. Visitors can purchase candles and light them in prayer, with various colors of candles representing specific types of prayer. Remember to dress respectably when visiting the shrine, and resist the temptation to take flash photography, which is prohibited. A visit to Simala Shrine represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Sibonga trip itinerary builder to plot your vacation.
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  • We hired a private van to go to this place. As per checking with the blogs online it was around 2 hours away from the city. We didn't expect that our travel will be around 3.5 to 4 hours(one way!) due...  more »
  • Going to Simala Shrine is easy since there are motorcycles already waiting at the corner of the highway leading to the Shrine. When riding a bus, you could just tell the conductor to drop you off at S...  more »
  • We came to visit this church about 3 years ago and still it continues to grow and expand. it's awe inspiring because it's so well visited inspite of it being so far and a long drive away. So many pray...  more »