El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo

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Designated an important Catholic pilgrimage site by The Official Catholic Directory, El Santuario de Chimayo, features a 200-year-old church with a history that includes legends of miraculous occurrences. The "holy dirt" from the church is believed to have healing powers. See the 18 m (60 ft) tall church with carved wooden 19th century doors and look for a 1.8 m (6 ft) tall crucifix of Christ. About 30,000 people from across the globe visit the site every year--some of them walking long distances with the hope of receiving a blessing or fulfilling a vow. Add El Santuario de Chimayo to your Chimayo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chimayo trip planner .
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  • I had heard many things about this church and its magical powers to heal people. I went there because I was accompanying a patient who badly wanted to go to this church. it is a nice looking little ch...  more »
  • Seems to be a poor church but love the opportunity to visit and see this holy site. Not easy to find so keep an eye out when you head south from Chimayo.  more »
  • This is a very impoverished area but the Sanctuary and surrounding buildings are heartwarming. We’re so glad we made trip there. Heart warming to see number of people who believe. While there there we...  more »
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  • What a blessed experience having visited El Santuario de Chimayo. Want to go back. Cannot explain the peaceful feeling, just walking around there. And most unbelievable was the fact to witness that, despite of visitors lined up ahead of me that day; holy dirt never run out! GOD bless the U.S.A. 🙏 We have a little piece of heaven here on earth.
  • We visited in May and it was very hot & crowded, hard to find parking. Overall we enjoyed the church and scenery and the drive in is very beautiful. Gift shop had some pricey items but most were affordable. We will visit again soon.
  • I love going in all seasons. We take nice pictures, can pray in peace or with others, and we always take some holy sand home. It's a lot of fun on Easter here. It's nice to see all the different cultures coming together to enjoy everything.
  • A beautiful historical church. Beautiful and the holy dirt is said to heal the sick. Back room full of stories, crutches and affirmations of people being healed there. A must see when in northern New Mexico.
  • Sacred ground. You can feel the presence of the holy trinity. Fortunate to find a priest to bless a couple of rosaries I purchased for 2 young ladies having their confirmation ... his prayer was very beautiful!
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