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Santo Nino Chapel

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Address: Santuario Drive, Chimayo, NM 87522
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+1 505-351-9961

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The interior of the chapel is magnificent. The area dedicated to the children is awe inspiring and will bring you to tears. If you have healthy kids - it will remind you of how... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Michael G
Helotes, Texas
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Helotes, Texas
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60 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The interior of the chapel is magnificent. The area dedicated to the children is awe inspiring and will bring you to tears. If you have healthy kids - it will remind you of how fortunate you are. After your visit make sure to stop by the BEST RED CHILI store in NM. It is located in a house - 251... More 

Thank Michael G
Albany NY
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114 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

This pretty little church is NOT the church with the healing dirt. That's the one up the road. This one is very bright and joyous and certainly worth stopping at to admire the artwork.

Thank bbeeAlbanyNY
St. Petersburg, Florida
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39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Beautiful old Mission Church. The Chapel has a room with a pit that has healing dirt that you are free to take, plus they give you the prayer to say along with it. Crutches, letters, etc. of people claimed to have been healed. A children's chapel with memorabilia of sick children. Gift shop and beautiful stations of the cross, statues... More 

Thank FlaHoneymooners
Baltimore, Maryland
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174 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

While at El Santuario de Chimayo, don't overlook the Santo Nino Chapel. Go into the chapel to the left of the main altar to see the statue of the nino with all the baby shoes donated over the years to ensure the baby Jesus can continue his nightly rounds of helping those in need. The photographs of thousands of children... More 

Thank Karen R
United States
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268 reviews
118 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

This chapel is dedicated to children. The interior art work is not as old as that in the main Santuario, and is less somber. There are trees with carved birds, dolls, infant shoes and pictures of children who need prayer. We found it quaint. There is a gift store next door.

Thank pasherry
Boston, Massachusetts
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18 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

This is a Catholic Chapel for children. The inside is covered in folk art and religious icons. It's designed to be welcoming for children so there are lots of child-like drawings and art. It's very pretty. There is a side room near the altar where there are photos of children and gifts of children's shoes, clothing and dolls. I wish... More 

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Longmont, Colorado, USA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016

Old church dedicated to children. Really nice area. People in the shops are very nice and helpfull. .

Thank jodeefus
Little Rock, Arkansas
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

An interesting counterpoint to the more famous Santuario - the Chapel of the Healing Dirt. Lovely legend of the Christ Child icon and Christmas.

Thank wattg
Altus, Oklahoma
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139 reviews
42 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

This is so close to the missions church that it is a no brainer. I was not as inspired by this site, but i did not go inside either. I looked form the outside and checked it off the list.

Thank travelbug2332
Greendale, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

The Santo Nino Chapel is delightfully beautiful and really takes children into account. The colors and art work are child-like and lovely.

Thank TomDebBG

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