Simala Shrine

Sibonga, Cebu

Simala Shrine
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Zey V.
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This place is definitely worth the long travel! 128519
How much more if it will be fully developed.
Such a must see place in Cebu! 128077🏻


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Nicole C.
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Went here some time last year, and the long drive was worth it. During our visit, some construction was going on though. There's an area where you can light candles, and you'll notice that they are in different colors as they represent different things (e.g.: family, love life, studies, etc.). You have to pay a fee (20 pesos, I think?) for each candle you want to light up, but it's optional - you're not required to do it if you don't want to. They also conduct mass here which you can go to. As you circle back to the entrance, there's also some life-sized figures depicting the life of Jesus - which is really cool btw.
Those that passed their board exams (for nurses, teachers, engineers, even lawyers maybe.) also have a wall of dedication here proclaiming their thanks to Mama Mary and such, as prior to their exams they came to Simala.
There's also a portion here that sells various knicknacks (like rosaries, holy water, and prayer pamphlets, etc.) there too.

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Snow E.
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One of the highlights of our Cebu tour was the visit to the Simala Shrine.

This humble church embodies Mary's image and likeness to our respected monks.

The structure was fascinating and it looks like you've taken to the other side of the world which is Berlin.

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Maika L.
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Devote Catholic or not, you shouldnt miss visiting this famous shrine in Sibonga! I've been there a couple of times and it still gets me everytime. A great place to meditate and talk to MamA Mary and currently its still being renovated but it looks amazing!

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Gladys M.
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The castle-like church found in South Cebu. The place is under construction but you can still visit there, though there are some parts that are close. A place of worship; to thank Him and Miraculous Mary for everything. An hour and a half drive from the city.

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