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Simala Shrine, Cebu Island

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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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  • Its a huge shrine, expect a lot of walking, bring some water specially now at summertime. There is a dress code just like any other Catholic church. No shorts & sleeveles/low neckline for women. Men c...  more »
  • Visited in May 2017 on a Wednesday afternoon. No crowds, so we were able to buy candles with ease and spend the right amount of time in prayer without interruption or distraction. Everyone is thinking...  more »
  • This is my yearly panata to the Blessed Mama Mary, hoping I can come back again next year. The trip is a little bit less hassle as we are catered by a friend, drove us going to the church making us ve...  more »