Mercado de Las Brujas, La Paz

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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Mercado de Las Brujas and other La Paz attractions using our handy La Paz online trip maker .
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  • A typical street of La Paz, with trade of all kinds including "witchcraft". And very nice to walk down the street, into shops and see some more of the culture and local habits.
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  • We were told that everything was a bargain. And not. There are cheap things but also quite expensive. The neighborhood is nice.
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  • Street in the Centre of the city dedicated to the sale of handicrafts from the indigenous tribes of the country. In it we can find all kinds of genre made by hand as e.g. bags of skin, clothes, stuffed llamas and other things of interest related to the coca leaf. Highly recommended and very inexpensive.
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  • A great half day out shopping. Don't forget to haggle. There are no fixed prices.
  • This place is so like La Paz: full of chaotic tradition and modern proposals. You definitely find authentic here, I was looking for Ayuverda cuisine, found everything I needed and at great pricing. You can get lower prices if you haggle, the "casera" would give you even more
  • This is a shop that sells snacks in Calle Illampu, they offer beans! Soy beans, black beans, favs beans, etc. also quinoa grain drops in chocolate. Tasty! Try it, very cheap, guess the name of the chocolate snacks in the picture and see if you like the filling
  • Such an amazing place. I've had the pleasure to be here three times and it was always a lovely experience.
  • Cool street called "Linares" lots of handcrafts although not high quality as in zona sur...specially on camelid fiber... Most of the whole street is a souvenirs market and only about 20% of it relates actually to Andean ceremonies
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