This is such a beautiful old church and we so enjoy coming here for peaceful prayer. It can get crowded at times, so if your looking for quiet time, don't come @ peak times. The gardens are beautiful so take your time to enjoy.
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I had heard about the pilgrimages people make to El Santuario, and we saw crosses on the hilltops marking the way. El Santuario is small but very peaceful, and it is possible to scoop up holy dirt to take. There are many pictures posted and...More
My wife and I have been here many times and always get something out of the visit. This site can be experienced on many different levels. The ride from Santa Fe goes through some truly spectacular scenery, the architecture is beautiful and calming, the whole...More
The chapels were lovely and well worth the drive to see. They have plans to expand the complex and add more things to do there. It is a very reverent place.
My husband and I are both practicing Catholics and I have always wanted to see the place. That being said, I do not think you need to be Catholic to appreciate the peace and serenity that both of us felt on our visit. We took...More
El Santuario de Chimayo compound is a peaceful respite for persons of all faiths. As one walks through the grounds, one immediately notices hundreds of crucifixes and photos of loved ones left by pilgrims seeking solace for suffering or offering thanks for redemption. The sight...More
This side trip was interesting. If you are Catholic it would be considered a "Mecca". If you are not a participating catholic it would be hard to understand the traditions and meanings of this site. The architecture is beautiful and gives you an idea of...More
This place is historically interesting, but I think one needs to be Catholic to fully understand what happens here. There is a well of "miracle dirt" that supposedly has healing properties. We were treated rudely by a woman as we entered the chapel. We felt...More