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Buy yourself a potion or charm at Bolivia's famous "witches market."
  • Excellent11%
  • Very good55%
  • Average24%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible3%
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La Paz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Having traveled the world, many of these markets look the same. This is enough different to make it interesting. Worth seeing.

Thank Jwvv
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Having seen some disappointed reviews online about the market, we weren't sure what to expect. Yes, the vendors are mainly catering to tourists and yes, it is actually a littler smaller than expected. However, if you take the time to explore all the shops, alleyways...More

Thank Josephml94
Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

If you are into witchcraft then this is where you will find all sorts of potions and lotions, idols and offerings including embryos of lamas and other animals ready to offer to the gid of your choice. Incredible example of idolatry in a modern age...More

Thank Eddie O
Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

This was a block from my hotel. I visited it on my first day and didn't think too much of it. I took a picture or two and moved on. Enjoy!!

Thank Joe V
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

Just a few touristy businesses, nothing else to see. The history is worth visiting, but not the shops.

Thank neepsocks
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

Tourist markets where you can get anything from a genuine alpaca jumper to an alpaca foetus for your witch craft. Worth a visit to practice your bargaining skills!

Thank MegSchki
Reviewed 26 April 2017

I've heard a lot about the witches market in La Paz. I made a special effort to go and find it and I walked past it without even realising. It's really not worth your effort or attention. It has a couple of shops selling some...More

2  Thank Deanus
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Amazing place. It is a throbbing, heaving mass of energy. It's impossible to put your foot down and take a step without walking on someone's stuff for sale! Incredible stuff for sale too, aphrodisiacs, lama foetuses ( yes really) all sorts of lotions and potions...More

Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 26 March 2017

Really a surreal, but fun safe area. Your one stop dead llama shop. The people were friendly enough and traffic, like all of LaPaz is at best dangerous. I did enjoy it

Thank JJ1145
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...More

Thank smiller5849
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18 May 2015|
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Response from Sergio R | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is open everyday. Of course during the weekend there are more people and more street vendors.