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 SAN JOSE DE CHIMBO
San Jose de Chimbo [20 km from Guaranda] is famous for its skilled craftsmen who handcraft guitars as well as fireworks. Chimbo has a museum dedicated to the story of Christ's shroud and the locals worship the El Guayco Virgin.

Places to visit. Continuando hacia el sureste por la cia de San Miguel puede visitarse el santuario de la Virgen de Lourdes. En Blazapamba existe la "cascada milagrosa" y se puede admirar un museo de arte colonial asi como las aguas blancas y limpidas del rio Cristal.

Zumbi Hill
A few kilometers from Chimbo stands the pyramid-shaped Cerro Zumbi. Itís considered to have been an ancient place of worship to the Gods Cuiche and Katekil.

Catequilla Hill
These hot springs are a few minutes from Chimbo and their medicinal properties attract visitors from all over.
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