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“Not really in Cagayan de Oro and Not a Must-Visit for Non-Christians” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Statue of the Divine Mercy

Statue of the Divine Mercy
El Salvador, Mindanao, Philippines
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cagayan de Oro, Philippines
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“Not really in Cagayan de Oro and Not a Must-Visit for Non-Christians”
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 driver to drop you off where you can get a habal-habal to the Divine Mercy Shrine.

This is a must-visit for devoted Christians.

Non-Christians will not miss much (great view, fresh air and serenity) if they don't visit this place.

Visited March 2013
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Subic, Philippines
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“a place for peace and solitude”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Located in the City of El Salvador, Misamis Oriental which is around thirty minutes away from the CDO town proper.The shrine has a 50-foot statue of the Divine Mercy Christ which was completed in 2008. It serves as a pilgrimage site for the Divine Mercy devotees.

The management do not allow female visitors to wear jeans, sleeveless blouses,shorts or mini skirts.As soon as you enter the gate, on the right side,they offered long flowery skirt for those unacceptable or revealing clothing.

We used the stairs to climb up to the center of the heart of Christ. The stairway is actually the top ray of the five white beams that stream from Christ's heart. The management explained to us that the two rays red and white represent blood and water that gushed forth from His body.

it is a place for peace and solitude.

Visited April 2013
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“majestically awesome!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013 via mobile

location-wise it's merely 15-20mins ride from cdo city, and a motorcycle ride to the entrance of the shrine is safe and short..the ride usually is packaged back and forth with the driver waits for you until you're done!
the mngmt prohibits visitors to wear skimpy and sleeveless blouses/shirts, they have provided long skirts or sarongs for those wearing unacceptable attire!
the premises is well-maintained and is still solemn for praying..the area is so big and the view is amazing esp up there inside the Heart of Jesus!
amazing!!

Visited February 2013
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Iligan City, Iligan, Philippines
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“Statue of the Divine Mercy”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

A place that you must visit. It is a really good place for family bonding, you can see a big statue of Jesus and good backgrounds for picture taking.

Visited June 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Nice view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013 via mobile

a peaceful place with a beautiful scenic view...located at el salvador city.... from laguindingan airport you'll pass it going to cdo proper...climbing the stairs going to top of the divine mercy statue where yuo van see a perfect view of el salvador you can see the mountain with green trees..

Visited August 2013
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