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El Santuario de Chimayo

6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
505-351-4889
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Ranked #1 of 11 Attractions in Chimayo
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
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Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Cultural
Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
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New Mexico
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

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
61 helpful votes 61 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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243 attraction reviews
180 helpful votes 180 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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13 reviews 13 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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Beckley, West Virginia, United States
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59 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Actually three chapels - the main chapel, the chapel of the Santo Nino, and a third small chapel beside the Santo Nino chapel dedicated to children. Features incredible woodcarvings. An incredibly meaningful place from both a historical as well as a spiritual point of view.

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12 attraction reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Take a detour from your trip to see this historic place. Such a spiritual encounter. Yes there are shops, but it's not a tourist trap. Most of the items are locally made and the clerks share a wealth of knowledge.

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Nevada City, California
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90 reviews 90 reviews
27 attraction reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

This is a beautiful little chapel that has now become famous. It is still a village chapel most of the time so respect is expected. Go in and sit quietly and enjoy the lovely old paintings and carvings even if Catholicism is not your religion. Still a very spiritual place and still very much the center of religion in northern... More 

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Waxahachie, Texas
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56 reviews 56 reviews
22 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Check it out at www.holychimayo.us This little church has a room with blessed healing dirt. In this spot the crucifix of Our Lord of Esquipulas was found by Bernardo Abeyta in 1810. Visitors come looking for spiritual, emotional, and physical healing. Very moving experience.

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Stuart, Florida
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42 reviews 42 reviews
27 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

Stopped to tour this site known for its sacred sand pit. Sculptures in the garden areas and a large Native American Last Supper painting in one of the chapels.

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Pentwater, Michigan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

The original old church is a very spiritual place. It is small and obviously old. Although I do not like the rather gruesome art objects in the church and the gift shop, they are representative of the religious art of the times and area - and they do speak to the sacrifice of Christ. There is a small cave like... More 

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