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Statue of the Divine Mercy

El Salvador, Mindanao, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Monuments/ Statues
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cagayan de oro
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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

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Adelaide
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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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

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Manila, Philippines
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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.

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Manila, Philippines
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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.

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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.

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QCPhilippines
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94 reviews 94 reviews
53 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 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

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Manila, Philippines
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

Be ready to go up a flight of more than 100 steps if you go to this Shrine (definitely not for the faint-hearted). The place is quiet, peaceful and serene, since Catholic devotees (and not your usual curious tourists) are probably the type of people who visit the place. What you will see at the top of the Shrine is... More

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Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2013

This little piece of heaven is not really located in Cagayan de Oro. It is in El Salvador, Misamis Oriental. To get there, you can ride a taxi, a van, or a habal-habal (motorbike with driver for hire). If you are on a budget and not in a rush, get an Initao or an El Salvador jeepney and tell the... More

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