Near Chimayo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Santuario de Chimayó
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & Religion • Hispanic Americans • Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro series list.
Location. 35° 59.332′ N, 105° 55.936′ W. Marker is near Chimayo, New Mexico, in Rio Arriba County. Marker is on Sanctuario Drive - County 94C 0.2 miles west of Juan Medina Road (County Road 98), on the right. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chimayo NM 87522, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chimayo (approx. 0.9 miles away); The St. Francis Women's Club Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real (approx. 6½ miles away); Truchas (approx. 6.7 miles away); Chimayo Trading Post / Trujillo House (approx. 7.6 miles away); Truchas Peaks (approx. 8 miles away); Esther Martinez - P’oe Tsáwäˀ (1912-2006) (approx. 8.3 miles away); San Gabriel (approx. 8.3 miles away).
More about this marker. The Sanctuary has become extremely popular the last three or four decades. There's an overflow lot southeast of the chapel plaza area. The marker is near a small parking area southwest of the chapel, on the main square of the Chimayo Sanctuary area.
Regarding Santuario de Chimayó. There is also a Señor de Esquipulas (Black Christ of Esquipulas) Shrine in Esquipulas, Guatemala.
Also see . . .
1. The Official Chimayo Sanctuary Web Page. (Submitted on July 13, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
2. El Santuario de Chimayo Shrine. This web page from RoadsideAmerica.com gives a history of the shrine: (Submitted on July 12, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,559 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. 11. submitted on August 12, 2010, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 12. submitted on January 16, 2011, by Michael D Martin of Gig Harbor, Washington. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.