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Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches market."
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed today via mobile

The street is filled with colourfull touristic shops. It is the ideal place to find your souvenirs. The dried baby lamas they are selling makes the place special as well.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A visit to the Witches Market is certainly an interesting thing to do. It is a little touristy in that there are magnets and souvenirs galore but there are plenty of potions and other supernatural products to hold your interest. As others have said, local...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is quite unusual and worth a visit, while walking through and exploring the area. We did not buy anything, though were very curious at the stuff being sold here!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It is a must see, but not very special. A set of stalls / shops. You can recognize them by the dead baby-lama’s hanging. They sell lots of powders and other stuff to be healthy, happy or whatever. It is not only for fun, the...More

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Reviewed 4 July 2018

We went here by taxi but the journey was very stop start with the emphasis on "Stop." Left the taxi to walk there - it was a bit of a climb so be prepared. It is a very famous market and one worth visiting but...More

Thank Philip R
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

Great little area for browsing and learning about local traditions and mythology. The buildings and paved street have a certain ambience, but watch out for the cars that sneak through here too quickly.

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Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely ramble around. Quite breathless as we weren’t used to the altitude of La Paz, so took it easy going up the hill to get there. Bought some nice little gifts. Very colourful and wonderful for photos. We didn’t haggle, perhaps we should...More

1  Thank B-Ron D
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Reviewed 11 June 2018

This is the place to come to have a concoction made to ward off, heal or bring good fortune for whatever you desire. There are dried llama fetuses hanging at the entrance of the shops which will supposedly bring you good luck when put into...More

1  Thank Usia2014
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Reviewed 20 May 2018 via mobile

Was expecting a bit more when we first walked through by ourselves. You can literally walk in and out of a shop in 2 mins. We then went through again with a walking tour and had the full spiel. Very interesting once you actually know...More

1  Thank Simone F
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Reviewed 7 April 2018

There are some really interesting herbs and products at this little market - next to the tourist stuff. I hope the dried Lama babies and fetuses didn't need to suffer. They apparently mean good luck when they are built into a house's wall. I haven't...More

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ChatneyHawaii
18 May 2015|
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Response from Sergio R | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open everyday. Of course during the weekend there are more people and more street vendors.
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