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El Santuario de Chimayo

15 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, New Mexico 87522 USA

Free
Free to Visit
Closed Now
Opens Thu 9a
  • Independent
  • Credit Cards
    not Accepted
  • Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • No Wifi

“one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world”

El Santuario de Chimayo was built in 1813 in the small community of El Potrero just outside of Chimayo. It was built in response to the discovery of a crucifix, Nuestro Señor de Esquipulas, in 1810 and subsequent miraculous occurrences. El Santuario de Chimayo is one of the most important pilgrimage sites in the world. During Easter weekend, as many as 40,000 people journey to El Santuario, some traveling hundreds on miles on foot, some carrying crosses. A small doorway to the left of the altar leads to a narrow room. In this room are messages, pictures, small gifts and cast off crutches left by pilgrims as well as a small shrine to Santo Niño de Atocha. At the end of this room, behind a tiny door, is "el pocito" (the little well) where people may take small amounts of Holy Dirt, which many believe have curative powers.

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Reviewed by
osailb

  • 9 Reviews
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July 23, 2016
Rated 5.0

Very nice place to stop and visit. I collected several samples of the holy dirt for family members. It was an amazing, unexpected find. A definite stop if you connect with churches.

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Reviewed by
armietx

  • 24 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
June 21, 2016
Rated 5.0

Beautiful place to visit, intricate details all over; even stepped into the healing Holy Dirt. :)

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Reviewed by
heather.anelie

  • 6 Reviews
  • 0 Helpful
May 28, 2016
Rated 5.0

This place was gorgeous and so serene. We went early in the morning (8:00am) and had no trouble parking, the energy here is incredible, even if you aren't religious.

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Reviewed by
Nancy Sewell

  • 1,228 Reviews
  • 147 Helpful
March 11, 2016

300,000 visitors each year come to scoop sand from a hole in the floor of the “Room of Miracles.” Its walls are lined with letters and photographs from hundreds of thankful pilgrims who say they were healed here.

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Reviewed by
ashbanks

  • 6 Reviews
  • 7 Helpful
June 04, 2015
Rated 5.0

A very special place. Even if you are not a spiritual person you can't deny the energy felt when you enter. It was extremely sacred and beautiful to visit.

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El Santuario de Chimayo

15 Santuario Dr
Chimayo, New Mexico
87522 USA

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Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm

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  • Independent
  • Credit Cards not Accepted
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • No Wifi
  • Street Parking
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