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Reviewed 2 days ago

Interesting to see and peruse the 'goods' The stalls selling the outlandish items like Llama fetus's etc' are just a few at the end of the street. I got the impression it would be bigger, but most of the other stalls just the usual fridge...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The witches market is interesting. The stores sell magic powders and spells but it seems to be mainly aimed at tourists. I thought there were shamans there but If you want to see a shaman or have your fortune read you need to ask one...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

You shouldn't expect much when visiting this place, except some dried animal fetuses hanging. Note that the people here have some beliefs and therefore really don't like to be taken on photographs. Respecting these beliefs by avoiding to take pictures of the people here seems...More

Date of experience: October 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Fundamentally this is a few shops at the end of a market that specialise in the more outlandish (natural?!) medicines. If we hadn’t of had a guide we probably wouldn’t have got anything out of coming here. He got the lady to show us some...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It's the same as every other market with around 5 stalls all with a load of dead llamas hanging in the doorway. How does this even get a mention above the rest of the market stalls in the area. You must be desperate if you...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Nice places to buy your souvenirs in La Paz and get into the culture. But it is pretty small. Still nice to walk around

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 6, 2019 via mobile

What used to be an entire street of traditional medicine and supplies for the indigenous, has been reduced to a handful of authentic shops and a streetful of handicrafts. You can still find someone to read your coca leaves if you ask.

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 5, 2019

The Calle de las Brujas and the famous mercado constituted my favourite part of La Paz during my recent visit.Some of the individual Aymara lady ';brujas' double as fortune tellers and I received an amazing reading. Still tingling!

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Perry B
Reviewed August 17, 2019

Our driver took us here, and promised that we would love the experience. He was right! This is such a lovely place to visit. Lots of alpaca items to purchase. Prices are reasonable. Local are friendly,

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 9, 2019 via mobile

Though a bit creepy, it’s part of the gusty and traditions of Bolivia. You can immerse yourself into another world of traditions that have been kept for many years! Great place to buy some cool souvenirs

Date of experience: August 2019
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Response from S2113ICoscarm | Reviewed this property |
It might be! The market is run by natives and most likely they don’t observe Christmas!
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