Santuario de Chimayo

Outside Santa Fe is a beautiful Catholic church, Santuario de Chimayo. The church was built in 1816 and named a national historic landmark in 1970. It’s worth a look around.

And while you’re in the area, might as well stop by one of the best restaurants in the area – Rancho de Chimayo…

For a little of the best New Mexican food in the state.

43 thoughts on “Santuario de Chimayo

  1. you guys have a most beautiful blog. Lillian and I love reading about your travels.

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    1. That is so nice to hear! Thank you so much!

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  2. Wow, such a beautiful church! The colors and craftsmanship are great. Your meals look sooo delicious guys! 😎

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    1. The church is stunning and in such a perfect location! Thanks for the comment friend!

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      1. Your welcome guys. πŸ‘πŸ»

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  3. HAPPY AWESOME 2020 DEAR MARGARET AND NEAL!!! Keep inspiring!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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  4. So beautiful! Thank you for showing!

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  5. I am enamored with your photos. While we have visited all these destinations in N.M., we have never seen them with snow. It adds such character.

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    1. Completely agree…it was a treat to see the locations in a different light. Thanks so much for reading!

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  6. Beautiful clicks β€οΈπŸ’ž

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  7. Visual delight!
    Great pics…

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      1. You are most welcome !

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  8. Simply gorgeous church!

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    1. It was a beautiful sight to see! Thanks!

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  10. Beautiful church! Is this one of the ones in the town Chimayo? Many years ago my parents gave me a rug from a family who has been making them in Chimayo for generations. So while living in NM, I visited two amazing churches in Chimayo. One had a room in the back corner, with a hole in the floor, filled with healing dirt. The room next to it had all these letters, photos and old abandoned crutches from those who had been healed by this dirt. The other was a very old simple church.

    I love the photos of the beautiful SW architecture with snow around it. The color contrast is so stunning!

    Happy Travels!

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    1. Thank you so much for reading and for the comment! Yes, this is the famous church in Chimayo that is the destination for many people doing pilgrimages! Such an impressive place!

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  11. Amazing. You’ve captured the paintings on the walls so perfectly

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    1. It is such a unique place in a unique location. Thanks for reading!

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  12. Superb! You are a talented photographer – the kind that make me want to go to more places. I love blogs that do this!

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    1. Thank you so much! That is one of the nicest compliments we could get!

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  13. I love your site. My thanks for sharing such a good post. I was looking for thoughts on this topic last Thursday. I will come back to read more and inform my coworkers about your site. You can also check our Mexican food grocery products here: .

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  14. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Much appreciated! Thank you for reading.

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  15. I’ve been to this church. If I remember correctly, there is a graveyard somewhere close by, carved into the hillside. Back in 1995 or 96, I stopped and clicked off a couple rolls of film.

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    1. That sounds right! It is such a picturesque place! Thanks for reading.

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      1. I’ll add this little detail. When my wife [ex-wife], developed the film for me, we discovered numerous entities within the pictures. She was the Store Manager of a Glamour Shots Photography Studio, and we used her equipment to examine the film. We ruled out the possibility of double exposure ect. Apparently, something else allowed me to take it’s picture. It was the first time, but not the last, I’ve captured something unexplainable on film/digitally.

        I would definitely recommend the location to anyone searching for a beautiful landscape, or the possibility of a spiritual experience.

        Joseph

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      2. Wow, thanks for sharing Joseph. It is definitely a powerful place!

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      3. You’re welcome and thank you. I enjoy your website greatly.

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  16. It was a long time ago when I was in northern New Mexico, but I remember that church as being painted with white lime stucco. Is that my imagination or has the brown color been added in recent years? Nice photos!

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    1. Not sure! Either way, it is a beautiful sight to see! Thanks for reading.

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  17. The church looks lovely and peaceful! I could almost feel the calmness in your photos.

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    1. Thanks so much! Very much appreciated!

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