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Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches market."
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  • Very good55%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible2%
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank seetheworld2014
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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

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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Reviewed 26 March 2018

This looked intriguing on the Hotel map of La Paz, so I checked it out. It's a street with a number of shops selling various products associated with magic - like those types of shops in New Orleans - little trinkets and natural products. Worth...More

Thank seagullrob
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Reviewed 20 March 2018

I regret not having enough time to hang around Witches Market. It sells stuff that cannot be found in Peru (as I just visited Peru and Bolivia this time). Look for a little knit bag with Llama shape, super cute! I can just spend the...More

Thank Maggie K
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Reviewed 25 February 2018

I was really excited to see the Witches Market's in Bolivia, though I had thought they were up in El Alto. So I was interested when my husband googled and said they were right near the Coca Museum. Ummm...no, these aren't it. If you don't...More

Thank wherelolawent
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Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

The Witches market is a great place if you are looking for handcrafted goods in La Paz. Easy accessable too.

Thank Michellesarah
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Having traveled the world, many of these markets look the same. This is enough different to make it interesting. Worth seeing.

Thank Jwvv
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Having seen some disappointed reviews online about the market, we weren't sure what to expect. Yes, the vendors are mainly catering to tourists and yes, it is actually a littler smaller than expected. However, if you take the time to explore all the shops, alleyways...More

Thank Josephml94
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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

If you are into witchcraft then this is where you will find all sorts of potions and lotions, idols and offerings including embryos of lamas and other animals ready to offer to the gid of your choice. Incredible example of idolatry in a modern age...More

Thank Eddie O
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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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