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El Santuario de Chimayo

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Address: 6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
Phone Number: 505-351-4889
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Description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.

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Dirt Church

The inside of the churches are awesome. You're not allowed to take photos which is why you never see any pictures posted, but they are beautiful. There's one church with a ton of... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 25, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Seattle, Washington
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30 reviews 30 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015 NEW

The inside of the churches are awesome. You're not allowed to take photos which is why you never see any pictures posted, but they are beautiful. There's one church with a ton of baby shoes. I've seen the milagros and the photos, but not shoes, interesting. This is not a full day visit but well worth the drive if you're... More 

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Fircrest, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
23 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

To visit El Santuario de Chimayo is to be made humble and peaceful. The approach to the Church makes it seem almost miniature in size. The setting is so peaceful and allows the visitor a chance to sit outside on a bench in the garden area to enjoy a quiet moment or two before going into the Church. The Church... More 

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Gainesville, FL
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

If you are a religious pilgrim, you will love this. Two churches, three gift shops and an opportunity to pick up some sacred dirt. If you are just a tourist, I wouldn't make a special trip unless you are passing by while taking the High Road to Taos. If you can't find the sacred dirt, go to the front of... More 

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Boulder, Colorado
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

We have been to el Santuario de Chimayo several times, and always plan to stop in, with two other places in mind. Our Chimayo detour includes Food- and Ortegas weaving. But- back to the Santuario. Moving location with adobe walls, traditional art, even a few old gravestones of pioneers. The area is simple, yet quite elegant in it's simplicity. It... More 

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Lamar, Colorado
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This was a great pilgrimage, very spiritual. Lots of history and a great experience. I loved seeing all of the history as well as all of the religious connections. The old artwork, architecture and tapestries were amazing. As a Catholic I found this to be a great place to connect. As a sightseer I was amazed at all it had... More 

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British Columbia, Canada
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202 attraction reviews
209 helpful votes 209 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

While this special place is a destination for pilgrims of the Catholic faith, it can be a moving experience for those of other faiths as well.

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New York City, New York
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

After a stunning drive from Santa Fe, we visited this lovely chapel, filled with old Santos, the Spanish-style religious paintings. Outside you could see crosses and floats carried in processions. Even the souvenir stand seemed to reflect the desires of the pious who have come here for centuries. A pile of crutches suggests that people come here believing that they... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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26 reviews 26 reviews
7 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I was one of many to visit this site on the Saturday before Easter. We had to wait in line to enter the church. It took about 15 to 20 minutes to enter. The church is very beautiful. The dirt of in the church can be taken. Be sure to bring something to put in it or you can buy... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

The first time I came to the Santuario was 30 years ago and nothing has changed.Last week I sat in the church and suddenly 3 or 4 hispanic folks started spontaneously singing the sweetest songs to Jesus in Spanish. Brought me to tears. Please,please tourists,don't walk through this sacred place talking loudly about where you want to go to have... More 

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Harrisburg, North Carolina
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35 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Do NOT miss this site. Regardless of whatEVER your faith may be, even including any lack thereof. (Like ME) The simple reason, in one single word, is HISTORY. Yes, there are some new additions. But the core church and structures remain. This church and the surrounding town/area have been here for a VERY, VERY LONG time. I have visited (all... More 

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