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“A visit made it special” 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
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Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
Kentucky
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120 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“A visit made it special”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013

I enjoyed walking the grounds and seeing the church. The little room with soil seemed a bit too "hokey" to me. Must you really rub soil on yourself to have a moment with your Lord? Especially when everywhere around you is the beauty of New Mexico and the good work of this church.

What made my visit incredible was the opportunity to visit with Fr Roca - the 95 year-old priest and former pastor. Just a chance meeting with him in one of the little cafés on the grounds. Fr Roca and the passion he put into the place out of his love and service to The Lord is what the Santuario is truly about. Thank you for such a lovely time, sir.

Visited September 2013
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“Special Spiritual & Healing Site”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2013

This holy shrine draws thousands of pilgrims who walk miles by foot during the Lenten season. However when we visited in late September it was very quiet. The daily 11am Mass was being celebrated in the very old adobe church so we were fortunate to attend. To the left of the chapel is a small room where the Healing Earth is available for all to take. You will leave this sacred site with a very special feeling!

Visited September 2013
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“Spiritual locale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2013

If you are in the Santa Fe area a pilgrimage to Chimayo is a must. This is a very special place. It is spiritual and serene. The drive is well worth the experience.

Visited October 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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28 reviews
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“Beautiful Old Church with cultural significance!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2013

There is magical dirt in this church that has been known to cure infirmities. The ride to Chimayo from Santa Fe transports you from suburban to a rural setting. This village celebrates Christianity at Easter with people walking as far as they want to Chimayo, signifying the sacrifice Christ made for his fellowman. It is a celebration that any New Mexican can join if so moved. The Church is magical inside and shows centuries of religious folk art. It is worth a visit. Outside the church there are trading posts full of local crafts and eateries offering local chile fixes. There is a welcoming feeling in this village!

Visited April 2013
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Joliet, Il
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“a very peaceful, moving place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

we were on the way to Taos and stopped here . I was very moved at the simplicity and the peacefulness of the church and the grounds. This is a very old church, but typical of the churches throughout the New Mexico area. It is surrounded by mountains, very beautiful area. I was saddened by the photos that so many people post of their loved ones, and departed ones that need our prayers. I don't think of myself as a very zealous religious person, but I left feeling very moved by everything, and very much at peace when I left. I would recommend a visit here when in the area.

Visited October 2013
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