About John Abrums and the Chimayo Trading & Mercantile
Many have called the Chimayo area home - for
centuries, the Pueblo Indians, and later the Spanish Colonists who farmed the area from
the early 1600's. Long noted as a spiritual center, the community is home to the famous
Santuario De Chimayo, a picturesque adobe church whose very earth is said to have
miraculous healing powers. Each year on Good Friday, thousands of pilgrims make the
pilgrimage walk of many miles to the historic shrine.
Just a short picturesque drive from either Taos or Santa Fe, Chimayo Trading & Mercantile is located in the heart of Northern New Mexico. If you are on your way to dinner at the Rancho De Chimayo or are going to see the Santuario De Chimayo, take a brief detour to the Chimayo Trading & Mercantile. We're just half a mile from the High Road to Taos turnoff on State Road 76, easily located in front of the Chimayo RV Park and Campground.
Free off-street parking.
The Chimayo Trading & Mercantile building is
more than 100 years old, a local landmark for many years. The present building has been
beautifully restored from the former Martinez Mercantile building by owner John Abrums.
The structure is a classic example of of traditional northern New Mexico architecture,
with hand crafted vigas, latillas and arched doorways.
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