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El Santuario de Chimayo

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Address: 6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
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The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.

The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.

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The church was built in tbe early 1800s and gives you a good feel for the mission years. It is held sacred by local residents so be very respectful of where you are. This is about... read more

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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The church was built in tbe early 1800s and gives you a good feel for the mission years. It is held sacred by local residents so be very respectful of where you are. This is about 30 minutes north of santa fe and an interesting drive. Your stop will likely be less than 1/2 hour. Have a good, fairly priced... More 

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Broomfield, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Really nice very old mission church, a must see if you're in the area. Truly a wonderful location and the only place on Earth to get real Chimayo chile which is in my opinion the best chile powder in the world. Just go it's a lovely drive and an very old religious place.

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San Diego, CA
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I will never get tired of visiting this wonderful church and landmark. I've been going since I was a young girl. There have been quite a few upgrades to the grounds from the time I used to swim in the river behind the church with my sister and play with the local kids. This is a site I that will... More 

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visiting the Chapel, the Church and the grounds made for a profoundly memorable experience. Received some "holy dirt" and was amazed by the many tributes and expressions of religious belief and cures.

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Saint george
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The story behind the sanctuary itself is uplifting. The grounds are very well kept and was not as crowded as I expected. Don't miss the dirt room for a bit of miracle healing and to see all the crutches left behind. Leona's was closed so we missed out on amazing tamales.

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Monroe, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in on our way to Taos. The chapel and surrounding areas is very welcoming. The chapel itself is beautiful and quaint. The colors on the inside are interesting. The artistry and carvings are also beautiful to see. Would have loved to be able to learn more about the history. Frankly this could have been our fault if there... More 

Thank jdms33
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8 reviews
5 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is very humbling to visit El Santuario in Chimayo. There are several chapels filled with momentos from the pilgrimages of families with ill children. We bought a candle from the gift shop and lit it in memory of the children in our family who are gone from us too soon. This is also a hub for artists. Spend a... More 

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Mexico City
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558 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 128 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice and extremely interesting church. The place worth the special trip. Great place for photos.

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Evergreen, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Boy, there are a lot of folks who like this place. My wife took me there unannounced, I didn't even know what it was. She's a recent convert to Catholicism and I was raised Catholic but do not practice. I was uncomfortable from the very first as we found it's dusty, 3rd World sort of location. All I can tell... More 

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Miami, FL
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208 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Was told about this area from my sister who had visited previously. The chapels are amazing and very spiritual so much to see. Interesting hallway with 100's of crutches left from those who were healed by the holy dirt. It is said that if you rub the holy dirt on you you will be healed. There are little containers you... More 

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