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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 2 weeks ago

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

Thank difelidi
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 26 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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Reviewed 11 October 2017 via mobile

This was a block from my hotel. I visited it on my first day and didn't think too much of it. I took a picture or two and moved on. Enjoy!!

Thank Joe V
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Just a few touristy businesses, nothing else to see. The history is worth visiting, but not the shops.

Thank neepsocks
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ChatneyHawaii
17 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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