El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site, Chimayo

Designated an important Catholic pilgrimage site by The Official Catholic Directory, El Santuario de Chimayo Historic Site, 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 Historic Site to your Chimayo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chimayo trip planner .
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  • 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 Nich...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • 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...  more »
  • We were with Filipino Monsignor Jerry R when we came here. And he was allowed to say Mass there, with me as the lector. This is a solemn place where you have to take time to visit because it is up in the mountains. I brought home some of the miraculous "holy dirt" which I take along with me wherever I go. The petitions I wrote in a piece of paper and left in the church have been answered. Will go back there again if I had the chance. Thank you.
  • Same as it has been since i have been coming from the last 3 decades. This year I came in the winter and it's light up with luminarias. I have made it a yearly trip to come up and get the Holy Dirt,and in the Summer months you can see the Sunday morning Mass outside, and now they will be adding more outside masses.I will be back walking for Holy Week 2018.
  • You don't have to be very religious to feel the energy and healing power in that place. It's really amazing, it is your faith and belief that you will be healed.
  • I have been coming here all my life. This has been a pilgrimage site for my family for 200 years. You don't have to be a believer to be moved by the setting and the amazing energy that surrounds you. At the nearby store buy the most delicious ground dry red chili!!! I promise you will be glad you did.
  • I am always fulfilled when I go down there.

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