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El Santuario de Chimayo

6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy dirt” (70 reviews)
“holy place” (24 reviews)
“healing powers” (21 reviews)
6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As an ex-Catholic, I am not overly excited about, nor tend to give much credence to "holy" sites. However, I still found this sanctuary sweet and well done. (I took photographs of ice patterns in the stream nearby, while my two friends attended Mass.) I...More

Thank kayaklady2
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A stop on the “high” road from Santa Fe to Taos. A little over the top religious for my taste. Miraculous dirt (don’t eat it) that cures lots of ailments? Funny thing - the crutches for all the cured people are identical. Go figure ....More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

33 years ago, this was a quiet historic fabled place. Now its an overbuilt tourist attraction. One cannot blame the stewards of this sanctuary, nor the locals at all. It has grown would wide and a "pilgrimage' spot beyond just New Mexico. They were smart...More

Thank Erik F
Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

If you are in northern New Mexico you must make a trip to Chimayó. The chapel is very spiritual. Take the time to visit the grounds and take in the beauty and peace of the location. Learn the history of the location and believe.

Thank CO_sugarbear
Reviewed 5 January 2018

I cried a lot when I came here. Just because of the sadness i felt for everyone that left messages praying for those they loved or to be healed. We were told about this place from the owner at El Nicho and we decided to...More

Thank wolfgang1Richmond_VA
Reviewed 4 January 2018

I have never been in such a peaceful and blessed place. Sitting in the sanctuary the vibration is so intensely felt you can close your eyes and get lost or actually found. The healing sacred energy is meditative. There is a sweetness about the entire...More

Thank Karol R
Reviewed 2 January 2018

Any person from a Christian background will be profoundly moved by the literal number of prayer offerings across the site's numerous Marian and other shrines, as well as the qualities of the Santuario itself- a fantastic space and altar a significant piece of Hispanic religious...More

Thank LabmeisterII
Reviewed 26 December 2017 via mobile

We attended Christmas Day Mass. The sanctuary is a small, adobe structure some 200 years old. The people were friendly and we enjoyed the service. The drive from Santa Fe was beautiful. If you go expecting big and awe inspiring, you'll be disappointed. It is...More

Thank OKPete
Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

We visited here several years ago and things have really changed. Buildings appear to have been added. The sanctuaries have been spiffed up on the exterior. A couple of gift shops nearby. The examples of God’s curing and grace are evident here. For anyone interested...More

Thank noplacetogo
Reviewed 4 December 2017

The lack of brass, gilded items or western-type decorations gives this small chapel a sense of olden simplicity that makes one wonder why elaborately decorated churches are tolerated. Everything in this chapel has the handcrafted feel, by non-artisan people who tried their best. Almost like...More

Thank Bing M
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Jacklyn D
10 September 2017|
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Response from Karol R | Reviewed this property |
It is never too busy to be there except during Holy Week when pilgrims walk to the sanctuario from many miles away. At least that has been my experience.
10 April 2017|
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Response from Dory92064 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as i'm not a local. Suggest you call Sacred Heart or Santuario and ask about local transportation for Good Friday service.
Elvia V
29 March 2017|
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Response from Terri C | Reviewed this property |
We visited as tourists and are not Catholic, but I can tell you it is a very moving and beautiful place no matter what religion you practice.