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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  • 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 ...  more »
  • This is a street with sales of weird products, including stuffed animals for local rituals. If you pass through the center, it's worth passing through the place, but pretty fast.
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  • It’s awesome, although not 100% genuine. I mean, it is full of shops with potions, never-born-llamas, candles, powders, amulets and all you need to be a true Bolivian witch. It is all mixed with general touristic souvenirs, so you’ll have to scramble a bit to find what you really looked for. It’s worth the walk, it’s a very picturesque place
  • You can be sure to score an incredible deal at the famous Witches Market! Many of the kiosks sell similar items so walk around and ask what price you can expect to pay before making the purchase, this can save you a ton of money and save you from a bad deal. A note to tourists, please don't take photos of the shops without permission and be sure to greet the shopkeeper with a polite "buenas dias". Many shopkeepers speak English so you don't have to worry too much about a language barrier but it is helpful to know some numbers in Spanish beforehand.
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