One of the most visited sites during Holy Week in Misamis Occidental and nearby areas in Zamboanga del Norte is CALUYA SHRINE in Sapang Dalaga town where you can find a 60-foot replica of the famed Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Located atop a hill in Barangay Caluya, it overlooks Murcielagos Bay and Dioyo River. On a clear day, you can also view Mount Malindang. During Holy Week, devotees take the rigorous 150 steps towards the statue.
This is the main stairway towards the shrine.
Compare the statue with the size of a person.
The view at the top is refreshing.
Do you see the floating cottages in the background? Read our previous post below.