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Calle Sagarnaga, La Paz

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Landmark Tourist Spot
The city’s main tourist strip, Calle Sagarnaga caters to the traveling crowd, as it boasts restaurants, souvenir and craft shops, and tour agencies galore. Nicknamed gringo alley, this street has historic roots as the main thoroughfare for visitors. During the colonial period, travelers passing from Potosi and the Peruvian coast often stayed the night along this street. Some of the buildings that now house hotels were originally built as accommodations for these travelers visitors in the eighteenth century. If you’re looking for souvenirs, start here; try haggling for the best price. Work out when and for how long to visit Calle Sagarnaga and other La Paz attractions using our handy La Paz itinerary builder.
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  • The witch market in La Paz is situated in the tourist quarter and more a tourist trap than an authentic experience. Its quite hyped by guides as Lonely planet, but actually similar markets exist in ev...  more »
  • We arrived in Calle Sagarnaga at midnight after an eight hour bus trip from Puno so not in the mood to sightsee. Over the next couple of days walking the streets up and down we got to like the cobbles...  more »
  • It is certainly a strange place to visit and not the most secure but it is worth the time. The local crafts are expensive but if you are in a hurry it's the best place to get authentic products and so...  more »

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