Among the myriads of reasons, people (including non-Catholics or Christians) come to see for curiosity’s sake. They are curious to see the structure, design, or architecture of the whole place. The place is where the Monastery of the Holy Eucharist where Marian monks live, work and pray.
The monks built and established the place with hope that people will come and pray. Some say that the whole place is a reminiscent of European Cathedrals, which is obviously visible through its architecture and all the things that the place contains.
I've been coming here multiple times to offer a pray.
Simala Shrine in Simala, Sibonga, Cebu.
This is definitely a place to add up to your visit in Cebu. It is a castle like church that will leave you in awe with its features. It is open all-year round for everyone in proper church attire. Don’t forget to say a prayer to the Birhen sa Simala as a lot of wishes has been miraculously granted. The testimonials from different devotees all over the church can attest to that.
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As a multi-ethnic archipelagic country, the Philippines was once a colonial country of Spain and the United States. After its independence on July 4, 1946, the Philippines still retains a large number of Western cultural heritage, whether it is a tangible architectural civilization or an intangible religious heritage. The Simara Temple in Cebu (also known as the Cathedral of the Himalayas) is the largest and most spectacular church in the area. Its architectural style is entirely European, making it seem as though you have stepped into Europe itself. The entire church is quite large. The castle is strangely shaped outside, but the interior is full of colours. Due to the influence of Western culture, the Temple of Simara also has colourful windows.
The Simarasrine is located in the suburbs of Cebu, Philippines. Its shape resembles a castle, but its main function is to serve as a church.
The exterior spires of the building show the bustling degree of the church, while the interior is full of colorful, bright and beautiful statues overlooking the world, colorful wall windows refracting colorful light, colorful incense candles carry people's hopes to slowly burn...
[Hint] You can't wear sleeveless clothes before you enter the temple. You can't wear knee pants or skirts.