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Simala Shrine

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Address: Lindogon | Simala, 6020, Philippines

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Miraculous Mama Mary of Simala

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... read more

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Reviewed yesterday NEW 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 to avoid the afternoon crowd

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We came as this is one of Tripadvisors top referals for the area and were amazed by the long waiting lines to kiss the mother Mary. Filipinos in the religion are a wonderful thing to feel and understand, as you may not see many countries so devoted to their believes. The place itself is worth a visit of course as... More 

Thank Ba0zi
Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I never thought I can see a church this beautiful in the Philippines. The design is really wow. Problem though is that this is really far away from the city and is difficult to go to.

Thank Hoseii
Camiguin, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited the Simala Shrine on Monday 4/17/2017. We had arranged for a private taxi (3000 PHP) to pick us up at 6:00 a.m. The drive from Lapu-Lapu to the Shrine was only two hours, since we left so early. However, the return trip takes much longer because of traffic upon arrival back in Cebu City. You will want to... More 

Thank Jake E
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

A very big church. Realy nice to Go inside and Look at it. Its mother Marry church. I had never experience this. We visit during Easter and Holy Week.

Thank mikaeldennish
Bocas del Toro Panama
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 and the surrounding grounds are quite beautiful.

Thank Bocas Chuck E
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

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 sila nang 12nn.

Thank Clang B
Mandaue, Philippines
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Reviewed 23 March 2017

Travel time from Cebu City would take 2hours but seeing the magnificent Simala shrine once you arrive is worth the time spent on the road. Catholics flock the Shrine to pray to Mama Mary or hear mass. There is a daily mass at 12:00noon. Every Sunday there is a novena and the rosary is prayed before the Holy mass. Most... More 

Thank larissewrites
Dover, Delaware
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Reviewed 15 March 2017

This church is amazing. Its about 2+ hours from Cebu City but worth the ride. Its huge and they are still doing more construction. The inside is a amazing and beautiful as the outside and nice views of the surrounding area. Definitely lots of photo opportunities. Its free to see but the do accept donations if you wish to give.

Thank Jeremy N
Taytay, Philippines
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Reviewed 25 February 2017

It's around 2-3 hr drive from Cebu City... Simala Shrine or the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist located at Marian Hills, Lindogon Sibongan, Cebu is amazing. A church inside is full of life-sized saints and other religious stuff. The Monastery is the place where the ‘Mga Monghe ni Maria’ lives. The place is breathtaking, solemn where you can pray /say... More 

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