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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

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Spiritual energy

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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Naperville, Illinois
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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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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Buena Vista, CO
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

This is the second time I have been to the chapel and I love coming here. The peacefulness of the surroundings and the history of the place seep into you and make the noise of the modern world disappear.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

We decided to stop in Chimayo while driving on the High Road. The church is very beautiful. There are 5 panels of sacred paintings in the church. The church was built in 1814-1816 and remains in prestine condition. The chapel is also something you need to visit. There are hundrends of baby shoes and pictures on the walls and also... More 

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Niceville, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

We asked for directions to this church while we were shopping in Ortega's weaving shop. It was on the same road, but they told us you have to be careful or you will miss it. You actually drive past it a bit to get to the parking lot at the bottom. The outdoor area is absolutely awe inspiring. The scenery,... More 

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