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Witches' Market
Witches' Market

Witches' Market

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Shopping, Market
Ranked #1 in La Paz things to do
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Melchor Jimenez, La Paz, Bolivia
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It is becoming one of the more famous cultural sights in La Paz, which is starting to make it feel a bit more kitschy. Try to ignore the other tourists and talk to some of the ... Read more
vendors who will be happy to explain some of their traditions, and may be able to help you experience a reading from a curandero

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

At some point, this may have been interesting. Today, it is the area for buying tourist kitsch but they've kept a few "witches" items -- potions for sexual vigor and llama fetuses. A must-visit and the streets themselves are interesting even if the market is a bit of a let down.

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Saltillo, Mexico

The market is great, you can find anything in there. You just have to ask for lower prices because for tourists there's always a higher price for everything.

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Foster City, California, USA

Walking tour of La Paz took us to the Witches' Market (El Mercado de las Brujas), which was a center to an interesting culture of the local people. Learned a few things about llama fetuses and their worship behaviors.

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Washington, D.C., District of Columbia, USA

The Witches' Market or Mercado de Hechiceria is one of the most fascinating places to visit in La Paz. Here you will learn about local folk culture while browsing all manner of products used in local witchcraft and spiritual ceremonies. From healing beads to dried llama fetuses, the market is a feast for the senses.

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Manchester, UK

A La Paz must see, the Witches' Market is a tight knit jumble of stalls selling oddities galore. For sale, alongside tourist tat, are jars of herbs and medicines and baskets of shrivelled llama foetuses, which some Bolivians bury under the porch of a new house for good luck. Not fancy one? Best stick to a llama patterned poncho then.

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London, UK

The Witches’ Market has fast become one of the highlights of La Paz, largely down to the amount of bizarre products that are available to buy. It’s a far cry from your usual groceries or clothes market, with anything ranging from llamas fetuses, to aphrodisiac formulas for sale. It’s a great place to spend an afternoon exploring, even if you don’t fancy buying any of the unusual items.

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Edinburgh, UK

This market, which sells products traditionally used in spiritual rituals, is just the right amount of creepy and curious and it's an easy stop along a fun stroll through downtown. Cause who would miss a chance to bring home a llama fetus?

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Brisbane, Australia

It is becoming one of the more famous cultural sights in La Paz, which is starting to make it feel a bit more kitschy. Try to ignore the other tourists and talk to some of the vendors who will be happy to explain some of their traditions, and may be able to help you experience a reading from a curandero

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Nairobi, Kenya

Right in the heart of the tourist shopping district in La Paz, it is worth a stop in since you will likely be nearby. They sell everything from San Pedro to llama fetuses. Definitely a unique shopping experience.

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Kiryat Gat, Israel

La Luna Bruja - Witches Market is great market u can buy almost all good ppl i love it :)))))))

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Austin, Texas, USA
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The witches market was a very interesting and different market than anything else I have seen. There is a whole street where individual women vendor sell animal bones, candles and statues that ward off evil spirits. The vendors are all very mysterious and if I was almost convinced that witches exist after visiting this place.

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Aliases: La Luna Bruja, Mercado de las brujas

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