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Mercado de Las Brujas, La Paz

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Browse the stalls of Mercado de Las Brujas, an entertaining and atmospheric market that remains one of the more unique attractions in the city. Run by local witch doctors known as yatiri--recognized by their black hats--this "Witches Market" sells a host of unusual items, including potions, dried frogs, and medicinal plants used in traditional Bolivian rituals. Keep your eyes peeled for dried llama fetuses, which are buried under Bolivian houses as a sacred offering to the goddess Pachamama. The market also sells typical souvenirs, with trinkets, ornaments, and jewelry among the most popular items. Work out when and for how long to visit Mercado de Las Brujas and other La Paz attractions using our handy La Paz online trip maker.
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  • This cobblestone street was beautiful and colourful and nice to stroll down and take photos. The witches and what they sell were very interesting, great to learn about all the customs. The Lucky... 
    This cobblestone street was beautiful and colourful and nice to stroll down and take photos. The witches and what they sell were very interesting, great to learn about all the customs. The Lucky...  more »
  • Nice place to buy some souvenirs from the local people, the market has lot of varieties for different people and models too. However they need to work more about the organization they don’t have... 
    Nice place to buy some souvenirs from the local people, the market has lot of varieties for different people and models too. However they need to work more about the organization they don’t have...  more »
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  • Learn to NEGOTIATE. Even if you do not speak Spanish, ask for the price and just keep walking, compare prices, go back if needed, but do not accept the first offer. The main touristy streets are pretty safe but don't go wondering elsewhere. For food you have to try a hidden treasure, which is also like an antique museum, named Angelo Colonial. We had natural juices and a soup 'ajiaco criollo'. Amazing!!
  • It is better to visit this place along with a free walking tour to understand the use of main items in these shops. By the way this street smells so good after passing the streets with lots of traffic smelling burnt tire or petrol.

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