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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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  • Was as Beautiful as always, not handicapped accessible. Had to leave my walker outside to get Holy Water or enter room with Holy Dirt but definitely worth the trip. 
    Was as Beautiful as always, not handicapped accessible. Had to leave my walker outside to get Holy Water or enter room with Holy Dirt but definitely worth the trip.  more »
  • This is worth a drive if you are in Santa Fe. The sanctuary is very special, full of folk art, carving and hand painted panels. Fr. Sebastian’s services are a particular highlight. He will make you... 
    This is worth a drive if you are in Santa Fe. The sanctuary is very special, full of folk art, carving and hand painted panels. Fr. Sebastian’s services are a particular highlight. He will make you...  more »
  • A must place to visit and learn of the history behind the little chapel and how the "Holy" dirt has healed so many people from the pain they suffered from. 
    A must place to visit and learn of the history behind the little chapel and how the "Holy" dirt has healed so many people from the pain they suffered from.  more »
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  • We arrived a few minutes after closing hours and were happily surprised that everything was still open! This place is amazing and really does radiate a certain energy. The baby room made me tear up. A wonderful stop that shouldn’t be missed!
  • 6It's a very Beautiful place to visit.. ESPECIALLY THE CHURCH AND THE LORD JESUS 🙏 IT MAKES THE PERSON THAT GOES TO THE OLD CHURCH AND SEE ALL THEM PICTURE'S IN THAT CHURCH IT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE YOU HAVE NEVER BEEN BEFORE YOU WENT IN AND SEE THE INSIDE OF THE CHURCH! IT'S A GREAT FEELING WENT YOU COME BACK OUT SIDE!! YOU CAN GET SOME HOLY 💘 R5 .
  • So happy that we were able to do the pilgrimage again.. My dad and I made the trek from Santa Fe once more.. there's such a great feeling of accomplishment when getting to the Church.. a great moment for prayer 🙏
  • Lovely little chapel with much history and several outbuildings. Be sure to visit the chapel dedicated to children with their small shoes decorating the ceiling. Nice gardens and sculptures around the church.
  • Used to come here with the family when I was younger. I wanted to show my boys this scenic church. Now it's all "modernized" and the rustic beauty is gone. Stream that ran through the front is dried up. Huge cottonwood trees that stood in front are gone. Apricot and cherry trees are gone.

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