After exploring the nature side of Cebu, you can always visit the other wonders of the province like the Simala Shrine. Touring in this shrine is perfect for those people into religious places. The majestic Simala Shrine is situated in Sibonga Cebu, it’s like a huge palace waiting to be unraveled and be admired. The church is amazingly elegant like the structures that you can see in Vatican where the pope conducts a mass. The shrine is set on the side of a hill with a pattern of European cathedrals.
The shrine is very intriguing with its size; expect to see marvelous things inside. Upon entering the Simala Shrine visitors will be awe with the different display of the Blessed Virgin Mary statues which also constitute various cultures by wearing assortment of dress like a kimono. The altar and its ceiling have a very intricate design close to being so lavish and so pretty. The mural in the ceiling is carefully hand painted, while the altar where the image of Virgin Mary is laid wrapped up with a lovely case colored in gold.
It’s a place where people can pray and give thanks for all the blessings that they have received. A lot of locals also visit the place to ask help from the Miraculous Mother Mary of Simala that they said performs miracle and cure the seriously ill. When you look at the bulletin board of the shrine, you will see a lot of testimonies coming from people who have experience the miracles that happen to their life.
Simala Shrine is not only a symbol of faith but also a remarkable architecture marvel in the South of Cebu. To get to Simala shrine visitors need to take a bus from Cebu City going to Sibonga and it will take 1 hour and 30 minutes ride, and then take a tricycle to get to the magnificent shrine.