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Simala Shrine

Lindogon | Simala, 6020, Philippines
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This is a church. I am not joking. This place is a Catholic shrine where Mary was said to have... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Alvin G

The Shrine is so impressive and huge,it is hard to cover in one visit,but also har dot get the full... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Lindogon | Simala, 6020, Philippines
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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 wearing short shorts and sleeveless tops. Visiting...More

Thank Alvin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 for the...More

Thank jonfeaver
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Simala Shrine is in the south of Cebu but with its imposing look, one would think that it's in some parts of Europe. It's magnificent not only in its structure but also in stories of miracles from pilgrims. There are still a lot of on-going...More

1  Thank Weng845
Reviewed 5 June 2017

Its a huge shrine, expect a lot of walking, bring some water specially now at summertime. There is a dress code just like any other Catholic church. No shorts & sleeveles/low neckline for women. Men can wear long shorts though. Very nice place for worship,...More

Thank Jaqz E
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Visited in May 2017 on a Wednesday afternoon. No crowds, so we were able to buy candles with ease and spend the right amount of time in prayer without interruption or distraction. Everyone is thinking about something meaningful and seeking God's favor. I love this....More

Thank Paul D
Reviewed 29 May 2017 via mobile

This is my yearly panata to the Blessed Mama Mary, hoping I can come back again next year. The trip is a little bit less hassle as we are catered by a friend, drove us going to the church making us very comfortable. The place...More

Thank Tres T
Reviewed 6 May 2017

A shrine, a picnic place, still incomplete (large areas are still under construction) but already draws visitors because the place is said to be miraculous, the views are already picturesque, and the tall, huge castle-like church at the top of a hill overlooking the mountains...More

1  Thank Susana D
Reviewed 5 May 2017

To get to Simala, one has to drive through very tight roads and once near the shrine, brave the crowds of pilgrims who visit the shrine. When I visited, it was extremely hot and there were thousands of people visiting the shrine. Yet, I felt...More

Thank Allan N
Reviewed 4 May 2017

A lot of people are wanting to go to Simala to pray, attend mass, and send their prayer intentions. It is said that is it a miraculous place. Its my 3rd time to go to Cebu, so I make it a priority to go to...More

Thank Dibyne
Reviewed 28 April 2017 via mobile

I have visited Simala in the past and every time I visit, I can feel the miraculous presence of Mama Mary. Devotees come in droves to pray and ask for guidance from the image and figure of the Virgin Mary. Make sure to come early...More

Thank Dennies S
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18 February 2017|
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Response from GiliamEli | Reviewed this property |
i didn't ask ana... but because its primarily a church and a catholic one at that. i think i can bet that they are open. ill take risk on the trip anytime. place is great.
4 January 2017|
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Response from Ikester R |
My mom is 70y/o and managed to climb up to the shrine and back without a problem. Of course we took our time though. We didn't rush her..Took a few pics. The ramp is nice and easy for seniors in my own honest opinion.
Dan G
25 November 2016|
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Response from Elgiecg | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is available or you can go to the town centre.