The church is known for its dirt and healing power. Stop by and admire the altar as well as the dirt room.
About El Santuario de Chimayo
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Visited recently on a bus trip through Colorado and New Mexico. The chapel here is a Roman Catholic Church and a National Historic Landmark. It is famous for the healing, sacred sand that one can remove from a pit in a small room behind the...More
Side trip from our golf outing was a very rewarding experience. The church is over two hundred years old and in very good shape. The complete area is very historic and meaningful. We spent approximately one hour walking around getting a feel of just how...More
Such an amazing place in such a beautiful setting, We were there on a busy Sunday morning and just being a small part of the faithful who attended the morning service was a very moving and reinvigorating experience.. You are welcome regardless of your faith!
Of course no comparison with European pilgrimage churches but nevertheless worth seeing. We were there very early and had a nice peaceful and quiet experience. It's on the way from Santa Fe to Taos and is worth the little stop.
We arrived late after the gift shop had closed but the employee there said we were welcome inside the church. It is a place of healing and many come here for that purpose. The interior of the church is quite simple but very beautiful. There...More
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.
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.