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Near Chimayo in Rio Arriba County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Santuario de Chimayó

 
 
Santuario de Chimayo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
1. Santuario de Chimayo Marker
Inscription. In 1816, Bernardo Abeyta and the other residents of El Potrero, then a separate community, finished this massive adobe chapel honoring Nuestro Señor de Esquípulas. 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.
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division and Department of Highways.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the El Camino Real de Tierra Adentro marker series.
 
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.
 
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); Cordova (was approx. 2.4 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The St. Francis Women's Club (approx. 6.1 miles away); Santa Cruz de la Cañada / Santa Cruz Plaza on the Camino Real (approx. 6.5 miles away); Truchas
Santuario de Chimayo Marker image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
2. Santuario de Chimayo Marker
(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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chimayo.
 
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.) 
 
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Santuario de Chimayo Marker - Reverse image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
3. Santuario de Chimayo Marker - Reverse
New Mexico Historic Marker Maps The state's Official Scenic Historic Markers usually have a map on the reverse side showing the location of more local markers. For the ardent historical marker seeker, these maps are a mine of information, waiting for extraction. This map is on the Santuario de Chimayo reverse. The view is north west. The shrine towers are visible.
Santuario de Chimayo image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
4. Santuario de Chimayo
Looking north to the Santuario. Photography inside the chapel is not allowed.
Santuario de Chimayo From Behind the Pilgrim's Statue image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
5. Santuario de Chimayo From Behind the Pilgrim's Statue
Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrim's Statue image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
6. Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrim's Statue
The Pilgrim's statue is one of thousands of expressions of faith materialized at the Chimayo Sanctuary. From crosses of twigs, candles; shrines ranging from 8 feet tall to a small chapel, people have made Chimayo and expression of their faith.
Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrim's Statue Inscription image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
7. Santuario de Chimayo Pilgrim's Statue Inscription
Peregrinos, el Señor nos invita
a su santuario de amor”
Come pilgrims, from the four corners of the earth…
the Lord has invited us to walk to His shrine of love in Chimayo.
Here we will find the “holy dirt” that strengthens us and purifies the faith that takes away our pain.
Santuario de Chimayo Crosses Along the Lower Irrigation Canal image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
8. Santuario de Chimayo Crosses Along the Lower Irrigation Canal
Santuario de Chimayo Prayers in a Chain Link Fence image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
9. Santuario de Chimayo Prayers in a Chain Link Fence
Overflow parking lot next to the lower irrigation canal.
Santuario de Chimayo Restaurant image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Chris English, July 1, 2010
10. Santuario de Chimayo Restaurant
Santuario de Chimayó - A Popular Subject for Artists image. Click for full size.
By Richard Denney, May 31, 2010
11. Santuario de Chimayó - A Popular Subject for Artists
The Santuario de Chimayó is probably one of the most photographed and painted subjects in New Mexico.
Santuario de Chimayó image. Click for full size.
By Michael D Martin, April 28, 2009
12. Santuario de Chimayó
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2010, by Chris English of Phoenix, Arizona. This page has been viewed 1,436 times since then and 71 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.
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