Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Santuario de Chimayo

On the trip to Taos via the Kings Road, this is the stop that Sharon and Jack enjoyed the most! El Santuario has been called the "Lourdes of America".

Santuario de Chimayo
New Mexico Historical Marker

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This marker is located on Santuario Drive in Chimayo, New Mexico. The GPS coordinates for this location are N 35° 59.333 W 105° 55.937.

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In 1816, Bernardo Abeyta and the other residents of El Potrero, then a separate community, finished this massive adobe chapel honoring Nuestro Senor de Esquipulas. It is noted for its 6-foot crucifix and its tradition of healing the sick. The Santuario remained in the Abeyta family until the 1920s.


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