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El Santuario de Chimayo Signpost
The Santuario de Chimayó is a catholic sanctuary and National Historic Landmark located in the historic town of Chimayó, New Mexico. It is over 200 years old, and is maintained by the Sons of the Holy Family. Chimayo is a sacred place based around two particularly significant sites; the first, a tiny shrine built on the miraculous spot associated with the crucifix of “Our Lord of Esquipulas” and the second a small pit of dirt called “el pocito” which is said to have healing powers. The Santuario was first discovered by the Native Americans and is now a place where tens of thousands of people make pilgrimages to have their prayers answered and their ailments cured.