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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  • 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 »
  • I travel to learn about the cultures of the world. I find our planet fascinating....even if i see dead baby llamas hanging in stores. Look I am not one to judge...there that is all there is to... 
    I travel to learn about the cultures of the world. I find our planet fascinating....even if i see dead baby llamas hanging in stores. Look I am not one to judge...there that is all there is to...  more »
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  • Negotiate every price.. Because when you'll be satisfied you were able to bring the price down more than 50%.. Know that's still 10 times what a Bolivian would pay
  • Quite authentic for moreless touristy place. Very safe and interesting place. Shop vendors and Shamans are extremely welcoming and non-aggressive at offering their products and services.

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