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Holy Ground

Historic, beautiful setting nestled in the rolling hills, surrounded by orchards. This healing... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Jeanne V
Oak Creek, Wisconsin, United States
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Nice pilgrimage center close to Santa Fe

The small church is beautiful and sits in a picturesque location. Interesting to see the devout... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Hollywood, Florida
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The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Historic, beautiful setting nestled in the rolling hills, surrounded by orchards. This healing sanctuary has ample parking, gift shops and facilities. The blessed dirt found in a back room off the sanctuary is said to have healing properties. Note: buy containers to scoop your on...More

Thank Jeanne V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The small church is beautiful and sits in a picturesque location. Interesting to see the devout people come to pray and collect the supposedly miraculous dirt in an adjoining chapel. Literature claims that this shrine is the Lourdes or Fatima of the Southwest. It is...More

Thank JGG2
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We found the Sanctuary of Chimayo by accident. We went for a drive and followed the signs. This place is very beautiful and peaceful. You do not have to be a religious person to appreciate the serenity and to be moved. The Sanctuary is tucked...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I make it a point to visit every time I come to Santa Fe. It’s an easy day trip or stop off the High Road to Taos. There is something so peaceful about this sanctuary that keeps you coming back for more. Make sure to...More

Thank Kate T
Reviewed 8 August 2018

On an early morning trip along the High Road on our way from Santa Fe to Taos to drive the Enchanted Circle we made a point to stop at this 200 year old church. It was not yet open, but the gate was unlocked and...More

Thank JanSD2013
Reviewed 8 August 2018 via mobile

A must visit place even if you are not religious. It was quiet and peaceful. This place is considered the most important pilgrimage site in the US.

Reviewed 7 August 2018

Had to stop and enjoy the peacefulness that you get when visiting this place. This place has expanded alot from the time we were there last time, it is always a different experience when you stop and smell the roses there. Even got the feet...More

Thank Eduardo A
Reviewed 3 August 2018

We went to the site early before nine in the morning.had time to walk around before the opening.The church was very simple but well maintained.very peaceful and holy.had time to shop.

Thank LPY39
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Don't just go for the Holy Dirt. Spend some time in prayer, meditation. Walk the grounds, go down to the river and pray. It is a beautiful place.

Thank Garfypj
Reviewed 25 July 2018

You feel the special nature of this place as soon as you enter it's grounds. Very inspiring and enlightening. Worth a detour when driving from Santa Fe to Taos on the high road.

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Jacklyn D
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Response from Natalie J | Reviewed this property |
Week days right when it opens is when we went.
9 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
28 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.