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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  • August 11, 2017
    This is a church. I am not joking. This place is a Catholic shrine where Mary was said to have shown herself as an apparition. If you are travelling to this place, please make sure that you're not wea...  more »
  • August 10, 2017
    Enclose a large cone-shaped land area and were building still extension in. It is, so to speak, the Sagrada Familia in the Philippines. In the Philippines, Mary faith Church. Visit the numerous people with impaired body is known. It became famous on a nationwide scale, there are events that the person was using a cane or wheelchair was free to walk a lot and the reason seems to be. When crowded, seems to be very crowded. Places to pray to God that went back further from the Chapel, are made to take off shoes and socks, footwear put the better you bring your bag. Will be touching the knob underneath the statue is modeled after the person in front. Leg is bad, so offering it, please. Manners like to revisit when cured, a shrine to the exhibits of the letter of such a person. Philippine version of the crickets-ji Temple in Kyoto.
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  • August 2, 2017
    The Shrine is so impressive and huge,it is hard to cover in one visit,but also har dot get the full idea of the shrine as it was so so busy.I think it is a must place to visit,but it is best to plan f...  more »

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