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We took the teleferico up to El Alto to check out the Sunday market which was a totally easy and... read more

Reviewed 29 April 2018
hurley_forever
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Winnipeg, Canada
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This is where the real Witches are, not down in La Paz with the same souvenirs you can find... read more

Reviewed 20 March 2018
wherelolawent
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Folkestone, United Kingdom
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Avenida Juan Pablo II, El Alto 08650, Bolivia
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Reviewed 29 April 2018

We took the teleferico up to El Alto to check out the Sunday market which was a totally easy and fast way to get up there (WAY better than taking a taxi from La Paz!). Some of the reviews I read before going talked about...More

4  Thank hurley_forever
Reviewed 20 March 2018

This is where the real Witches are, not down in La Paz with the same souvenirs you can find anywhere. We walked from one side of the Market to the other, stopping to look out at the view of La Paz (gorgeous!) with a tour...More

3  Thank wherelolawent
Reviewed 5 February 2018

I've been in a few markets in South America, all claiming to be the biggest market. This one offered nothing to me, except the views of the city, and the short trip on the teleférico. So, my advice will be do not waste your time,...More

3  Thank DVDPM
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

We have been there today and we have never seen anything like it before. It’s huge and they are selling there almost anything you can think of. From car parts to second hand socks and empty bottles. After we’ve walked along the market, had a...More

Thank ValeriaD23
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

It is absolutly enormous! We were chocked about the size of this market. There are endless streets of junk that no tourist will ever buy but that has a value for locals like used car parts, used glass bottles, cheap knock off shoes, furniture and...More

1  Thank Alice S
Reviewed 1 June 2017

The el alto market is twice a week (thursday and sundays). Its easily reachable by the red cable car from La Paz. The market is much bigger than all other markets in La Paz and also more authentic ( you can whatch even some kind...More

Thank Matthias K
Reviewed 2 March 2017

If you think the centre is busy you should visit el alto! Easy to get to on the teleferico and good for shopping if you are interested in markets. There are also some shops there were you can buy amazing fabrics at a fraction of...More

Thank Mita_London
Reviewed 16 February 2017

It is an easy ride to the top using Mi Teleferico and very cheap - I think it was 2- 3 Bolivianos. Right after you get off the station, you make a left, walk a little and you will see several blue huts with fires...More

4  Thank Rumpelstiltskin777
Reviewed 5 February 2017

I was in Bolivia a year ago. There are many people there who claim to do readings of coca leaves and ritual offerings for more prosperity and healing in ones life. Many are just putting on a show. But I hit the jackpot with finding...More

4  Thank ritatraveler
Reviewed 13 February 2016 via mobile

The market itself and the town is very rustic..... The good things is that the market offers lots of bargains. You get the opportunity to mix with local people and put money directly into their economy and environment. Any money you spend will have a...More

3  Thank TannersPool
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