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Simala Shrine, Cebu Island

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Religious Site
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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  • While this shrine has no real historic significance it is very beautiful and worth the time to go visit. Locals swear that you can receive miracle cures here. I'm not sure about that but the church an...  more »
  • From the South Terminal by air conditioned bus arrived by motorbike taxi 10 minutes (20 pesos) from a bus stop for about 3 hours (70 pesos) + preferred. A respectable Church Street photo, Mama Mary statue in the Church's main attractions. To worship which lined up about an hour. Bring your own bags shoes sorted column becomes shoes cannot be in the Middle, so might be good.
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  • Castle ni mama Mary. Parang hindi church eh. 1-2hours ride from cebu city (depende sa traffic) I suggest to bring your own car.. kung wala, meron namn vhires na pwedeng sakyan from cebu city. May mass...  more »