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El Santuario de Chimayo

6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Private Tour: High Road to Taos from Santa Fe
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The "Lourdes" of America, where miracles are thought to happen.
  • Excellent68%
  • Very good23%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“holy place” (24 reviews)
6 Santuario Dr, Chimayo, NM 87522
+1 505-351-4889
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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.

Thank rockwood19
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank 2littletime2seeitall
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Allen S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

Thank Shari B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place has become very commercialized since the last time I visited years ago. That's just fine, as the reason for coming here will always be the same. Very tranquil place. Truly blessed to be able to go.

1  Thank JP H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

1  Thank computergirl1962
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

You won't likely stay long, but the chapel is so very beautiful and unlike grander churches and cathedrals. Lovely!

Thank Lgilgirl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank jmenasco
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Thank Eliza56003
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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

Thank Daniel B
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9 April 2017|
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Response from Dory92064 | Reviewed this property |
Not sure as i'm not a local. Suggest you call Sacred Heart or Santuario and ask about local transportation for Good Friday service.
Elvia V
29 March 2017|
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Response from Terri C | Reviewed this property |
We visited as tourists and are not Catholic, but I can tell you it is a very moving and beautiful place no matter what religion you practice.
Elvia V
29 March 2017|
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Response from Karen R | Reviewed this property |
The Blessed Sacrament is present. I believe their website f has details on Mass times and other devotions. It's a lovely, peaceful place. Enjoy!