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Mercado de Las Brujas, La Paz
(3.7/5 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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  • Is a small street filled with shops selling typical products of Bolivia's most exotic. Fetuses of llamas and all kinds of Andean herbs are the products more jump in sight. It's worth a stroll around this location exoteric.
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  • Before going to peace, through cusco and puno then when you arrive and I disappointed I found quite similar souvenir to say the same, but the callable is that you can still appreciate the local culture, and in most jobs that pass was good.
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  • If you're not visiting the witches market, what else will you do in La Paz ? I agree with other reviewers that it does not meet all the hype, but it is worth strolling for an hour or so. Have a stiff ...  more »
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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.
  • Many souvenir shops. Lots of choice but not always the best quality and lowest prices. A bit touristy.
  • Im actually felt un confortable walking by that place is a sad piece from past
  • Interesting but no witches here. Good place if you look to buy inexpensive souvenirs.
  • Not all that much here. Everything here I've seen elsewhere in a central market like Arequipa. Unless you're looking to buy something I wouldn't say it's a must see.