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El Santuario de Chimayo

Address: 6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
Phone Number: 505-351-4889
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Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Chimayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
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Type: Religious sites, Historic sites, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
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Urbandale
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

A reverend sacred place you shouldn't miss if near Santa Fe. It fills you with awe and a stillness that releases the stress. The story is so spiritual and reminds us of a much bigger power. It's a much beloved place. Spend a bunch at the gift area...it supports the care of this area. You will leave refreshed.

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Boone, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

This small rural church is a favorite pilgrimage destination, where pilgrims leave handmade crosses and other items as part of their prayer petitions. The church sanctuary and altar have striking colonial Spanish art. The side rooms to the left of the altar have collections of photographs left which are moving reminders of the devotional seriousness of this sacred place. Pilgrims... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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248 reviews 248 reviews
46 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

This place must be experienced because it's hard to describe. This comes from knowing of the healing that had occurred here. I was surprised with how touristy it was with the trading posts and food stands but that doesn't take away from the chapel itself.

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44 reviews 44 reviews
7 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a very sacred place ever since I have heard and known about this church was amazing. You need to really get in touch with your inner self and take this as a journey. There are people that have for generations done a pilgrimage to this church from everywhere to pray. I did see and know the trek from... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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47 reviews 47 reviews
6 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There is something special here, even though the place has become a little touristy with surrounding gift shops, food stands, etc. People still believe in the power of the healing dirt, referenced by all the crutches and other signs of disability that have been left once people who used them were healed. Someone told me there was a vortex under... More 

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Sweden
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182 reviews 182 reviews
98 attraction reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Nice rest stop between Santa Fe and Taos. Arrived early on a cold blustery morning, and it is beautiful with fresh snow. IT is easy to see why this location was chosen for the church as it is so peaceful and serene. We aren't Catholic but sure did enjoy a quick view of what is called the "Lourdes of America"... More 

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New Mexico
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

It is well known as a shrine to heal. Many of my international friends have also been there and still keep it in their spirit.

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Manassas, Virginia
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93 reviews 93 reviews
22 attraction reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I arrived at Chimayo around 10 a.m. on a Tuesday. It was almost deserted, so I was able to look at everything closely and not be rushed or have to stand in line. It is a beautiful, sacred place that is meticulously maintained. I parked in the lower lot and walked up the hill--it is a gentle grade. There is... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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252 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

We arrived early on a cold and windy morning, explored the grounds, took some pictures, and almost decided to leave for Taos without waiting for the church and gift shop to open at 9:00. Boy, are we ever glad we decided to stay! By the time we finished our tour of the church we were telling each other that El... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

It's off the beaten path, but this is something that you just have to see. It's NOT touristy, but there are other things to do there.

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