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El Santuario de Chimayo

6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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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” (68 reviews)
“healing powers” (21 reviews)
“spiritual place” (26 reviews)
6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are only a handful of places I’ve ever set foot in where you can feel a spiritual presence. Those places for me are Notre Dame in Paris, St. Peter’s (Vatican) in Rome, and Chimayo. Yes I’m a lapsed Catholic, but I think anyone would...More

Thank CrystalAnn56
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was taken here on a tour for a business trip. I'm glad I went, but would not have sought out this type of place. It was interesting but I could have only spend a half hour here and been happy.

Thank Kate F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rent a car, take a guided tour or make the pilgrimage but you must go. It is beautiful even if you view it as good people watching.

Thank amandakC288MM
Reviewed 1 November 2017

Stopping here was part of our tour on the High Road to Taos. It was well worth the stop. The grounds were beautiful; however, you are not allowed to photograph inside the church. The paintings on the wall were so beautiful and very old. There...More

Reviewed 19 October 2017

I visited this place probably 10 years ago and again last month. It has changed so much. It still has the tiny church/shrine and the small pit of Holy dirt which many people attribute to healing. But it also has grown and expanded. I found...More

Thank johnniedetx
Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

The church is known for its dirt and healing power. Stop by and admire the altar as well as the dirt room.

Thank Joan L
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

Visited recently on a bus trip through Colorado and New Mexico. The chapel here is a Roman Catholic Church and a National Historic Landmark. It is famous for the healing, sacred sand that one can remove from a pit in a small room behind the...More

Thank 981Linda
Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

Side trip from our golf outing was a very rewarding experience. The church is over two hundred years old and in very good shape. The complete area is very historic and meaningful. We spent approximately one hour walking around getting a feel of just how...More

Thank luv2bgone_2
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Such an amazing place in such a beautiful setting, We were there on a busy Sunday morning and just being a small part of the faithful who attended the morning service was a very moving and reinvigorating experience.. You are welcome regardless of your faith!

Thank jima800
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Jacklyn D
10 September 2017|
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Response from computergirl1962 | Reviewed this property |
Week days right when it opens is when we went.
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.