United States El Santuario de Chimayo - Exterior

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El Santuario de Chimayó is a Catholic church and shrine along the High Road to Toas. The shrine is the site of where, in 1810, a Chimayo friar reportedly saw a light shining from a hillside. Upon digging in the spot, he found crucifix. A small chapel was built there, but after miraculous healings began, the spot became so popular that the chapel had to be replaced by the larger and current adobe shrine and church in 1816. The church is also famous for its sacred sand pit, where visitors can collect blessed dirt also said to provide miracles.

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