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Mercado de Las Brujas, La Paz

Categories: Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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3.8/5 based on 550+ reviews on the web
Browse the stalls of Mercado de Las Brujas, an entertaining and atmospheric market that remains one of the more unique attractions in the city. Run by local witch doctors known as yatiri--recognized by their black hats--this "Witches Market" sells a host of unusual items, including potions, dried frogs, and medicinal plants used in traditional Bolivian rituals. Keep your eyes peeled for dried llama fetuses, which are buried under Bolivian houses as a sacred offering to the goddess Pachamama. The market also sells typical souvenirs, with trinkets, ornaments, and jewelry among the most popular items. For travelers who use our custom trip planner, La Paz holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Mercado de Las Brujas and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • There are a handful of shops selling all kinds of amulets in the witches market Street. It is more interesting if you visit with a guided tour that you explain that serves every thing.
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  • Market characteristic with fetuses of llamas and other oddities in Bolivia. well worth a trip to the stalls. Nothing more
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  • It is interesting for showing us that every nation has its own culture as much as it dazzles. It's full of shops with mystical, religious products, peddlers selling everything.
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  • You can't get more Bolivian than the witches market, with genuine witches' shops where the local folk get their future told or buy a 'mesita' (with or without llama foetus) to throw on the bonfire so the Pachamama will bring them health, good fortune, wealth and whatnot. Right next door there's the best places to buy alpaca sweaters and woven plaids too.
  • Im actually felt un confortable walking by that place is a sad piece from past
  • Even though this is very targeted to tourists, go whether you plan to buy anything or not. Just the sights and sounds are so fascinating. All kinds of products to examine, many of extremely high quality. Others are there just for the viewing.
  • Interesting neighbourhood. Check out the other (normal) market just north of it. Full of food and handicrafts
  • It's a series of street shops (tendas in Spanish) selling natural remediation somewhat bound to the witchcraft traditions. Worth the visit
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