The drive up to Chimayo is pretty nondescript but once you arrive at this quaint chapel that all changes. The inside of the sanctuary has beautiful hand painted murals but you are not allowed to take pictures inside so be prepared to take advantage of the church store on site to obtain images. The prices are very reasonable. It is best that you read up on the history of why this church was built before you go as it will make the experience more significant. Walking through the door on the left side of the church takes you to the most sacred part of this location. The energy felt in this room was overwhelming in a good way. Walkers and crutches line the walls from those who entered the little room injured or otherwise disabled and then was able to walk out without them. As you move to the very back there is a small hole where the Holy soil is located. You are allowed to bring in a container to take some of the Holy soil with you and in the gift shop there is also small souvenir containers that you can purchase for about $3. I brought a glass jar with a locking lid and then purchased a St Francis medal and asked the priest to bless it which I inserted in the soil. I also brought a mason jar to bring back some holy water but again this is also sold in the gift shop. On the outside of the sanctuary you are allowed to take as many pictures as you like and I snapped a few images. I am so glad my fiance' and I went there as it is a place I will never forget.