We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Statue of the Divine Mercy

Address: El Salvador, Mindanao, Philippines
Improve this listing
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Attraction details
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues, Landmarks
Write a Review

44 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Divine Mercy Statue is located at the top of the Divine Mercy Hills in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental (-+ 15 minutes drive from CDO) Words is not enough to describe, what you see and how you feel, as you see the beauty of the surrounding area leading to the Divine Mercy Shrine. On either side of the pathway, the... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Chonburi, Thailand
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
50 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

A 5 minutes drive from the main highway of El Salvador city proper. A parking lot for private cars and stairs for people wants to walk going up to the shrine. The garden is well maintained and the view from the top is very relaxing. A catholic mass and religious routine of praying into the top of the shrine where... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
cagayan de oro
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
28 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

outside of cagayan de oro city heading south is a graceful place with a large shrine of the Virgin Mary of the catholic faith..mass is held within the grounds and there is a nice walkway with flowers..it gets a crowd..there are always someone selling food and drinks and candles for the shrine..its a nice place to visit and say a... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Twice I have been there now and the views are breath taking. When it comes to the facilities it does lack a little but, like no resturant, there are shops down bellow. It depends on what you are looking for.... Its a religious spot so you dont want it too commercialized. It is disappointing the hike to the heart isnt... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

Its 5 years since I last visited this religious site. I found it to be peaceful, restful and spiritual. The statue is seriously big and spectacular but in line with other with other contributors I must remark that it is a stiff climb up many steps to get to it. Temperatures here can reach 50C in April May and June... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Felt like I can talk to Jesus face-to-face. Beware of your children if your're going to visit this place during holy week because its very crowded. I've seen a lost child when we went here. Food is allowed inside the premises. Avoid wearing skirts and sleeveless to prevent hassles.

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Manila, Philippines
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Its located in El Salvador City, Misamis Oriental. It is much closer in Laguindingan Airport than Lumbia. You need to wear a long skirt to avoid being required to wear their sarong. Sleeveless are also forbidden. After the mass, you need to attend a short (non-english/non-tagalog) seminar before going up.

Was this review helpful? Yes 6
Manila, Philippines
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

I feel awe, it is a breathtaking view of the sea from the monument of the shrine. The church with crown of thorns around it is very meaningful. The drinking water free that has healing capability is available, free, 6 faucets gushing with water, it tastes nice.

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The grounds were impeccable, and the children selling prayer candles were cute but I felt somewhat sorry for them. The dress code was rather odd and I was required to wear these strange pants that looked very odd in the photo. But it was well worth the visit. I would like too see the statue at night.

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
56 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

We hired a taxi from gaisano mall cagayan de oro to this place and asked the driver to wait for us for one hour. He charged us 700 pesos. Upon entering, we were required to wear wrap around skirts (we were wearing pants ). No entrance fee . Just give a donation. The place is clean, with a beautiful, well-kept... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 5

Travelers who viewed Statue of the Divine Mercy also viewed

Iligan, Lanao del Norte Province
Siargao Island, Surigao del Norte Province
Valencia City, Bukidnon Province
Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur Province

Been to Statue of the Divine Mercy? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Statue of the Divine Mercy staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?