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.
El Santuario de Chimayo Reviews
I would call this Holy Sanctuary a hidden gem located on the edge of the Santa Fe National Forest, and on a winding pleasant road along a picturesque landscape with a little mist was the perfect... more »
Loved stopping by and seeing the faith of people going for healing and hearing stories of those healed. And it's very close to a wonderful restaurant. 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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