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“witches market”(57 reviews)
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All reviews llama fetuses witches market for sale witch craft interesting market coca leaves touristy stuff mother earth interesting place alpaca sweaters tourist shops worth a visit local culture take pictures high altitude souvenirs dried
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is nothing special to see. Ofc some creepy stuff like dead and dried alpaca baby's and some things for the offering rituals. But it's only 5 shops which are totally the same. I expected something more.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank koatravel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

La Paz is famous for this market. But in the end it's only a few shops which have alpaca fetous and other stuff to scare tourist ..

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Sunshine55719253779
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Less magic than a witch line me would expect... Just a regular tourist trap with some dried lama embryos and dry wood from the surroundings, apart from that: just average tourist junk. Sadly.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Fondsbu
Reviewed 8 November 2018

Just make sure you browse to the correct shops or stands and you can find the things a witch Calderon is made of: dead lams, dried animal parts, statues, portions and magic. the local ladies, will probably ignore you but hay, if you didn't arrive...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank eli_fadida
Reviewed 4 November 2018

Interesting things, special ambience, fairly shocking items such as dead llama babies. If you get the explanation - you might understand. It is another culture and it requires tolerance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 194sibyllek
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

This whole area is a tourist trap. Nothing but stalls selling tourist goods, alpaca sweaters, and other junk. The actual 'witch' stalls are mostly herbs and mystery concoctions with llama fetuses hanging over the entry.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Millet02
Reviewed 25 October 2018 via mobile

Only visit if you are in the area. Basically just a few shops selling herbs, normal tourist stuff and some dried up old llama foetus’. Really not something that should be down as a ‘tourist attraction’

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank LondonHoxton
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Nothing special, just a small road with some shops. It's not a tourist attraction, it is a local market were the locals get some stuff for special ceremonies.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Marcel S
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Tipical souvenir market and just a couple of stores with crazy things. Best place in La Paz to buy local souvenirs, silver accessories, alpaca sweaters, handbags etc. Definitely worth to see.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Sandra B
Reviewed 22 October 2018

If you end in the Witches market, keep in mind that the ladies selling there are not happy with tourists taking pictures of them. Gently ask them if it is OK to take pictures of the stands (that's often the case), but try to leave...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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18 October 2018|
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Response from Oscar M | Reviewed this property |
It might be! The market is run by natives and most likely they don’t observe Christmas!