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Address: La Paz, Bolivia
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Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches...

Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches market."

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Interesting but less so than expected

This is a street bordered by small stores not maned by witches ( the yatiri shamans are to be found in El alto ) but with a variety of objects used in traditional ceremonies and... read more

3 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 November 2016
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Columbia, Maryland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I had read about this online and was very excited to go see it but was hugely disappointed. All it is, is a line of shops along a side street in the city. Most of the shops are just standard tourist shops with just a few that offer "witchy" goods. It was a real let down.

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Cancun, Mexico
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

This is a street bordered by small stores not maned by witches ( the yatiri shamans are to be found in El alto ) but with a variety of objects used in traditional ceremonies and for regular use The dry Lama fetuses can be found in large amounts but look not at all terrifying Most of the objects belong to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

One of the best and more convenient places for your shopping in La Paz, if you are a tourist of course :-)

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Bridgeport, Connecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I must say we enjoyed walking the streets here but we found the one in Chiclayo, Peru better. We could get a better sense of the importance of this part of a culture and religion there. Markets are the best place to get a feeling for the life of the people. We always go where ever we are in the... More 

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

A lot of nonsense is for sale here, from aphrodisiacs to dried llama fetuses which need to be offered when building a house. Nice to walk through but not very impressive.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

I loved exploring the witches market. Lots of lotions and potions and interesting artefacts. Not for the sqeamish Llama fetus's are seen in most places.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

If you are fortunate enough to visit this incredible, busy, crowded city -- do not miss the Witches Market. If you need a potion to protect your love, your marriage, your children or anything else you'd like protected in your life, this is the place to be. It can also be a bit upsetting as you will see dead baby... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

We went here it´s not far from the Church of San Francisco, here you can see a sea of traditional hats floating about 2 feet below your line of vision. Here you can find an array of stuff like herbal medicines, hocus pocus artifacts, fabrics and Andean knits.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2016

An interesting collection of stalls lining Santa Cruz street, each of which is filled with various potions, spells, offerings & even llama foetuses. While some stall-holders don’t mind you taking pictures of their goods, my Red Cap Walking Tour guide told us to be mindful of the fact that the yatiri witch doctors themselves often do not like being photographed.... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

The Witches' market is excellent . YES! There are so many shops to choose from with potions, herbs, remedies and concoctions made to suit your desires, wishes, intentions, etc. The fact that lama fetuses are sold as good luck and are clearly visible in the shop fronts is disturbing but then again, that's what the Market stands for....the Art of... More 

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