Simala Shrine, Cebu Island

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. Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Sibonga using our trip planner.
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  • so I was not expecting a cathedral, the middle of the mountains. Overwhelming, fascinating. on dress code, value will be set, it necessarily.
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  • The architecture is impressive. Huge complex of structures, walkways, bridges and stairs. The road leading in narrows as you approach the church so be ready to park and hike in.  more »
  • Simala church is a definite destination for religious people, a must visit 3 hours away from Cebu metropolis. Just a heads up to visitors, they open aftr 8 am when we visited and closed already before...  more »

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