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El Santuario de Chimayo, Chimayo

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Must see · Religious Site · Historic Site
Designated an important Catholic pilgrimage site by The Official Catholic Directory, El Santuario de Chimayo, features a 200-year-old church with a history that includes legends of miraculous occurrences. The "holy dirt" from the church is believed to have healing powers. See the 18 m (60 ft) tall church with carved wooden 19th century doors and look for a 1.8 m (6 ft) tall crucifix of Christ. About 30,000 people from across the globe visit the site every year--some of them walking long distances with the hope of receiving a blessing or fulfilling a vow. Add El Santuario de Chimayo to your Chimayo travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Chimayo trip planner.
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  • Regardless of the rude lady in the gift shop a stop here is worthy of an excellent review. We visited during a snow squall which was like ironic angel feathers falling from the sky. The...  more »
  • Such a beautiful and holy place. We met the priest who was extremely nice and friendly. We got holy water blessed to bring back and some healing dirt. A peaceful, clean, lovely place to visit on...  more »
  • Beautiful Place The Church and environment is so peaceful! Holy dirt to get healed. Everyone is truly kind. They have gift shops and a place to walk around to see the saints. When I got there I was depressed then as I left I was happy peaceful and felt like a new person I do believe that place heals. I highly recommend going if you can.
  • Beautiful sanctuaries. Moving mementos in chapels honor children in particular and request prayers for individuals. An important pilgrimage site. Also know for "holy dirt," reputed to have healing powers, the dirt continuously pushes up from the ground.

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