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“Not to be Missed!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of El Santuario de Chimayo

El Santuario de Chimayo
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$190.00*
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Ranked #1 of 11 things to do in Chimayo
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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259 reviews
114 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 224 helpful votes
“Not to be Missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

This 200 year old or so hand-built church is perhaps the most adorable little church in America. Don't miss getting some of the dirt in a hole in the ground in an ante-room to the left of the altar. It supposedly can cure all your ills. It couldn't hurt!

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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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31 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A perfect Christmas Day destination..”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2011

While the regular service was going on in side this chapel, we wondered around the grounds. It was Christmas Day, snow was on the ground, and all was still. I am glad we visited today. Most of the businesses were closed (obviously), but if everything was open, I feel like this could easily seem like a tourist trap. It was a great place to stroll, think, and reflect on this day.

Visited December 2011
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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176 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
“A Beautiful Tranquil Spot”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 21, 2011

The Church is beautiful and peaceful; Mass was simple yet profound and the surroundings absolutely incredible.

Visited December 2011
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Florence, Italy
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191 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 331 helpful votes
“Not Inviting At All”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2011

In a world of Spanish Missions and beautiful churches, this one left a lot to be desired. Firstly, the parking was all blocked off - except employee and handicapped. Not that there was a lack of parking down the street, but it was just telling that the staff considered themselves before they consider others. That attitude is pervasive across the entire experience.

I have been to cathedrals all over Europe.. missons in the southwest.. and I have rarely seen the number of signs telling you what you can't do...

All-in-all, I really wanted to like this place.. but I just.. didn't.

Visited December 2011
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Kutztown, Pennsylvania
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1,882 reviews
1,039 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1,859 helpful votes
“Charming, picturesque historic church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2011

This lovely, small 200 year old Hispanic church was built over a hole in the ground where a crucifix was found in the early 1800s. The dirt from the hole where this happened is supposed to have healing power and there is evidence around the church of people who have been healed. We attended a mass there recently in both English and Spanish. If you are in the area, do not miss this church and the lovely area around it.

Visited November 2011
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