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 really great market, loads of different products for sale at very good prices! Possible to haggle prices everywhere. Lots of cholitas
  • Very cool market, however we didn’t find anything to be very witch-like... mostly shops for alpaca clothing (which were really great)!
  • Great street market, lots of deals and different stuffs to buy. Recommend to visit whilst in City, beware of your expenses lol lots of cool things to buy. Early morning you will find less ppl around and the shoppers lill crankier late at afternoon lots of ppl and shoppers are happier to do a much better deal.
  • Nice Shop owners and always good trades ( sometimes crazy things to buy )
  • Weird and quirky items for sale. Bargain hard!!!
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