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“For Believers and non believers alike”

El Santuario de Chimayo
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Chimayo
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Owner description: The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
Reviewed 20 July 2009

wow what can I say, I am orginally from Albuquerque, NM and I remember walking the walk to the sacred Church many times as a little girl during holy week. haven't been back to the great South West in many years, My Husband and our little girl went back as tourists in July of 2009. I can't beleive we walked that. The road from Santa Fe to Chimayo is long with lots of curves DO NOT SPEED or you will end up on the mountain side. Gas up in Santa Fe because there is no stations in between. There is a nice WInery on the way and it's quite and Oasis in the Desert.

Santuario itself is a very spirtual place, religious or not you will leave feeling light hearted. The History itself is remarkable weather fables or truth its a great feeling being there among all it's holyness, The Church is so old you almost feel as though it will calapse if you lean to hard on it, the Padre is originally from Spain and he blessed a few Rosary's we purchased. His story alone is wonderful to here, he is a very short short man who is quite humorous about his Height. There is a prayer room filled with Crutches and casts where ill people came to pray and be prayed over and left out walking or healed. There is a hole in the ground filled with Holy dirt you are allowed to take. It is said to have healing powers and never goes empty even with all the 300,000 or visitors that take from it.

There are a couple of vendors, bring plenty of water after all you are in the middle of the desert. The drive up there is all desert if you take pictures its a great oppurtunity, it gets greener the farther north you venture up.

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Reviewed 9 September 2008

I have been to Chimayo many,many times and always go to The Santuario de Chimayo. It brings tears to my eyes every time I go. The priest, who is quite elderly gave the most amazing sermon one Christmas Day a few years ago, I will never forget it. I am always awestruck by the "testimonials" of healing. Please go and experience this unique and very spiritual place. The surrounding countryside is so beautiful. I always take home some "healing" dirt, it seems to protect me and my family.

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Reviewed 5 January 2008

Loved this "Lourdes of America" adobe attraction. It's built between 1814-1816 and has many stories surrounding it's miraculous happenings. The inside has a gorgeous wooden altar.

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Reviewed 17 November 2006

The history of El Santuario is amazing. The little church is tucked away off of the main roads in New Mexico. While you drive along and enter the area of Chimayo you soon understand why so many others love the area and treasure it.

The church is located in a cluster of small buildings that provide items for sale to the tourists. Things can get busy at times when several tour buses show up. Parking has become a problem over the years however they have made improvements by adding ample space just east of the church.

The Santuario is too amazing for words, and the only way you can appreciate it is to visit the area and go inside. I strongly advise that you google search the church history to provide a better understanding before your visit.

I know of several documented modern day miracles that have occurred related to this Santuario that help to give me some understanding of the special healing powers for those who have the faith.

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Reviewed 11 June 2017
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