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Calle Sagarnaga

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Address: Calle Sagarnaga | Entre Calle Illampu Y Linares, La Paz, Bolivia
Phone Number: +591 2 2335429

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La Paz

We found La Paz a busy, dirty and unpleasant city, but this area is an exception. It's only a few streets, but there are some unusual shops and colourful displays.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
Dirk W
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Mermaid Beach, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

If you come on Sunday, there is not many store open...but still can see those witchy stuff. There are many souvenir shop close by and the price are okay.

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're expecting an entire strip of magic shops then you've gone to the wrong place. I liked it here because it's full of souvenirs (some of the cheapest in South America) and full of your companies which you can browse through. It makes a good half day acclimatising while also getting accustomed to the culture of la Paz. But... More 

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Thank Yoshe L
Mermaid Beach, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found La Paz a busy, dirty and unpleasant city, but this area is an exception. It's only a few streets, but there are some unusual shops and colourful displays.

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Thank Dirk W
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lots to see and but. Very busy so be careful with belongings. Can also be hard for a first death activity in la paz because of all the hills.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The term "witch" is a little misleading because in English its connotation is evil, but this area is home to several vendors that offer herbal remedies and products for spiritual healing.

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Thank Jessica C
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting walk through witches market offering a fascinating insight into local Bolivian culture. Overall a little underwhelmed as expecting more, more shops and stalls. Don't expect witches on broom sticks even at Halloween.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Got some great stuff to bring back home as a souvenir from here. Creams that can cure paralysis. Potions for love and good fortune. Amulets for a long life and wisdom. What more can you wish for? Nice to stroll around and be amazed :)

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Berlin, Germany
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Very good spot for watching (bolivian street life, curiosities) shopping (offers everything in broad price ranges) and eating. Maybe one of the best spots to buy alpaca / llama goods in all south america - at least one of the cheapest options

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

The street reminds me of Khao San Road in Bangkok with so many tour operators, hostels and souvenir shops selling the same items. Ok to walk, not very great.

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Calle Sagarnaga is a great way to kill a few hours. The street and area is full of travel agencies and little restaurants and funky little coffee shops. Worth a visit!

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