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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  • The land of Cebu is also known for their special place called Simala .People have to wait in a long queue just to visit the holy mother of Simala . Just this week the Mary of Simala was brought to Bac...  more »
  • When churches are too mainstream... they build a Castle instead. Simala Parish Church is the holy home of the virgin mary.  more »
  • This is a magnificent structure and it will make you feel like you are in a different country. The church's design looks like those of European churches. Its a nice place to visit. Lots of people go h...  more »

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