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Address: La Paz, Bolivia

Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches...

Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches market."

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Amazing Hive of Energy

Amazing place. It is a throbbing, heaving mass of energy. It's impossible to put your foot down and take a step without walking on someone's stuff for sale! Incredible stuff for... read more

Reviewed March 28, 2017
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've heard a lot about the witches market in La Paz. I made a special effort to go and find it and I walked past it without even realising. It's really not worth your effort or attention. It has a couple of shops selling some baby alpaca foetus', there was nothing interesting about it, it was a real let down.

Thank Deanus
Dublin, Ireland
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1,170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 560 helpful votes
Reviewed March 28, 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. It is a throbbing, heaving mass of energy. It's impossible to put your foot down and take a step without walking on someone's stuff for sale! Incredible stuff for sale too, aphrodisiacs, lama foetuses ( yes really) all sorts of lotions and potions doing God knows what, tourist tat and household stuff. Such noise and colour with really... More 

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Fawn Grove, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
Reviewed March 26, 2017

Really a surreal, but fun safe area. Your one stop dead llama shop. The people were friendly enough and traffic, like all of LaPaz is at best dangerous. I did enjoy it

Thank JJ1145
Columbia, Maryland
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4 reviews
3 attraction reviews
Reviewed January 3, 2017

I had read about this online and was very excited to go see it but was hugely disappointed. All it is, is a line of shops along a side street in the city. Most of the shops are just standard tourist shops with just a few that offer "witchy" goods. It was a real let down.

Thank smiller5849
Cancun, Mexico
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122 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2016 via mobile

This is a street bordered by small stores not maned by witches ( the yatiri shamans are to be found in El alto ) but with a variety of objects used in traditional ceremonies and for regular use The dry Lama fetuses can be found in large amounts but look not at all terrifying Most of the objects belong to... More 

Thank oaxaca2
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed October 30, 2016 via mobile

One of the best and more convenient places for your shopping in La Paz, if you are a tourist of course :-)

Thank grandealbax
Bridgeport, Connecticut
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76 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed October 14, 2016

I must say we enjoyed walking the streets here but we found the one in Chiclayo, Peru better. We could get a better sense of the importance of this part of a culture and religion there. Markets are the best place to get a feeling for the life of the people. We always go where ever we are in the... More 

Thank jackjump
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

A lot of nonsense is for sale here, from aphrodisiacs to dried llama fetuses which need to be offered when building a house. Nice to walk through but not very impressive.

Thank iWiebe
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3 reviews
Reviewed September 28, 2016 via mobile

I loved exploring the witches market. Lots of lotions and potions and interesting artefacts. Not for the sqeamish Llama fetus's are seen in most places.

Thank Tracy G
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 142 helpful votes
Reviewed September 24, 2016

If you are fortunate enough to visit this incredible, busy, crowded city -- do not miss the Witches Market. If you need a potion to protect your love, your marriage, your children or anything else you'd like protected in your life, this is the place to be. It can also be a bit upsetting as you will see dead baby... More 

Thank seetheworld010

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