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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  • La Paz is famous for this market. But in the end it's only a few shops which have alpaca fetous and other stuff to scare tourist ..  more »
  • Although interesting visit, mostly as a curiosity, for me, that I organised the "Congress of magic and witchcraft of Galicia", 25 years in Spain, was a little disappointing that this "witches market" has to offer.
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  • The Mercado de Las Brujas is one of the places that people who go to La Paz need to visit. It's not specifically a market, but some streets and galleries. There are many shops that sell clothes typical wool and worth buying there. There are also souvenir shops, purses, backpacks, etc. The mystical stores that give name to the region has many elements used to make offerings to Pachamama (mother earth).
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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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