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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  • Before you buy anything from a witches ' market race, everything is cheaper and still rolls that basic pechinchada.. a lot of good stuff to see and buy!
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  • I think that the smell of coca and the Mummy, characteristic smell. As days continue sniffing and felt sick. Buy here want to prevent altitude sickness include coca tea and leaves, carrot, so would be nice.
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  • If you visit La Paz one cannot devote a visit to this quaint market, although a little at a time is getting quite touristy. Here you find everything about natural medications, some saving concoctions and, for those who believe, amulets and potions to ward off the evil eye. The shops, colourful, you follow one another seamlessly. A good rule to always bargain the price.
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  • Handcraft market. Great options, low prices. Same (more) things than in Peru but much cheaper.
  • Interesting must see while in LA Paz! Be Aware that most if not all of the products are fake and overpriced and will not perform or last as long as the originals.Have fun!
  • Very basic and touristy, but there’s some colorful street art and interesting things to see there.
  • Nice to stroll around, see many colours. Fair prices :)
  • One of the most fascinating local markets on the planet. Bring larger denominations ($100s) to exchange US cash at the favored rate and an interpreter (or, better yet, a local) to haggle for the best deals. Count your change.

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Growing popularity among backpackers and young travelers has led to an increase in budget accommodations in La Paz. The central neighborhoods of Santa Barbara and Juan XIII offer both low-cost options and high-end hotels. For a bohemian twist on your La Paz vacation, stay in Sopocachi, the city's artsy neighborhood.
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