We heard about this from friends. A little hard to find since we didn't know the actual name of the place. We arrived around mass time so it was a pleasant stop
The church is small, but the architecture is outstanding. The interior is worth visiting too, even if you are not religious. The place is a cultural icon in northern New Mexico. There are some good restaurants in Chimayo too, so stop for lunch. And visit Ortega's weaving shop too, the textiles are very impressive.
This place is stunning. Walk down to the river if you can, it's very fast and tranquil. Church was going on when we were there so I didn't go in.
We stopped at El Santuario de Chimayo on the way back to Santa Fe from Taos. I am happy we stopped. The grounds and mission were beautiful. We also took some healing dirt for friends and loved ones who are struggling with their health. It is a peaceful, interesting place to visit. Make sure to check the hours they are... 更多
After hearing all about the sacred atmosphere around the Sanctuario, we were looking forward to seeing such an important historical site. Once there, we felt it was a construction zone. The plans for the new complex were the most up-to-date, interesting thing on the property, unfortunately. And all the sounds of - what was it? jackhammering? mowing? mortar repair? -... 更多
My husband, teen son and I went to the Sanctuary this weekend. It was beautiful. I mean beautiful. I think it is easy to see why this trip is rewarding for those who are catholic. But for us who are not, it was still a wonderful visit. The art in the church is breathtaking. The environment is wonderful. I've been... 更多
Chimayo was a beautiful and sacred place to visit. It is one of the oldest catholic churches and has a lot of history. It is also a pilgrimage site as there is the belief that the site of the holy dirt has healing powers. There are many beautiful statues with an interesting mix of Native American and Spanish influences. The... 更多
We came here with my very devout parents. It's a very local and interesting place, local art, and very peculiar local devotion practices (lots of pictures and petitions on the walls of the side rooms and very l graphic religious iconography. It's definitely worth stopping by if on road from Taos to Santa Fe. It's a little run down but... 更多