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El Santuario de Chimayo

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Address: 6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
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+1 505-351-4889

The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.

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Beautiful area

Beautifully, serene place. Beautiful drive down into the vAlley. A little river runs most of the year, behind the church. Many galleries in the area.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautifully, serene place. Beautiful drive down into the vAlley. A little river runs most of the year, behind the church. Many galleries in the area.

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Lynnfield, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Planned a visit and was disappointed. There are no brochures to tell you about the church and its history unless you head to the gift shop and buy one. No docents or guides either. Shops surrounding it sell a wide variety of religious goods.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are not Catholic but we are not non-spiritual people and both have Christian backgrounds. There are a lot of things about Catholicism that we do not understand or do, but we try to maintain a healthy respect for other traditions and beliefs. We arrived in Chimayo before any of the buildings were open and no one else was around.... More 

Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

A really spiritual place – and you feel it as you walk around. It’s a little difficult to find the parking lot, but once you do there is plenty to explore. Quite a few buildings and shrines, as well as a gigantic gift shop.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

For the spiritual, it's a must visit destination. Full of history and spirituality especially for Catholics. Be sure to take a small container if you want to take home some of their sought after holy dirt.

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College Station, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

I am not religious but I and my family stopped here on the way to Taos. It is set in a beautiful locale, and the sanctuary itself is very modest and austere. Breathtakingly simple. Inside, the pews and the altar are evocative of another era, and the art is decorative but not ostentatious. None of the bling you associate with... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

Such an enchanting, beautiful little adobe church - be sure to arrive early (before the buses) if you are a photographer. This is a historic and special place in a beautiful setting.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

We love coming here when we are in town. We schedule to be present for Mass. Always deeply moved. Great chili's available too! Gift shops well equipped with lots to purchase. Creek in back area and grounds to explore. A hugely healing place!! Old, sacred. Many people come to receive healing. Pictures of people r left too.

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Napa Valley, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

We've visited the sanctuary several times over the years and it remains a deeply moving experience. Entering weathered wooden doors, you pass into an intimate little church, with colorful altar and thick adobe walls that appear to lean inward. To the left of the altar, beneath a low doorway is the sanctuary. A rack of crutches hangs on one wall... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

Quiet, profound, authentic, soulful. Walk from either the town or the parking lot and take in the mountains,land, sky, and this simple compound of Adobe. When you enter, think of the thousands of people who worshipped here over hundreds of years, and who found healing. I am a doctor who struggled badly with arthritis before coming here and discovered real... More 

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