Mercados, La Paz

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    Mercado de las Brujas

    by Pete.Gibson Written Oct 15, 2005

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    The witches market, He you can buy potions to improve your sex life, candles to ward off evil spirits even Armadillos (dried) to prevent burglary, The generations of witches, medicine-bringers the Kallawayas, sorceres live and work in this downtown area . The cobbled street ,The calle linares is full of women in colourfull dresses bowler hats with stall's full of herbs and charms and dried animals here,s a few of the best buys;
    Dried frog with a ciggarette in its mouth-to bring wealth
    Dreid Llama feothus - under the foundations in a new house
    Naked ceramic couple-to aid fertility, and improve sex life

    Address: Mercado de las Brujas, Calle linares

    Directions: Downtown area of La Paz

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    Buenos Aires

    by elpariente Written Mar 9, 2007

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    En la avenida Buenos Aires se monta un gran mercado . Alrededor de las pequeñas tiendas se montan los puestos donde se puede comprar comida , verduras , ropa normal y de fiesta , herramientas ...
    Por cierto , es una buena zona para comprar un sombrero de los que usan las señoras Bolivianas , pero eso si sólo se pueden comprar en color negro , marrón o gris
    In Buenos Aires Avenue they install a big market . Around the small shops they put the stalls where you may get food , vegetables , normal and costume clothes , tools...
    By the way , this is the place to buy a hat of those that use the Bolivian ladies , but you only may get it in black , brown or grey colour

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    The witch market

    by gonzo747 Written Dec 23, 2005

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    The witches market is a small street next to the main backpacker street (which name i forgot).
    It's one of those things you'll have to see when in La Paz. They sell all sort of stuff, from pachamama images to lama fetuses(locals bury this under their new house as a sacrifice to Pachamama.)

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    Witches Market

    by chris_i79 Written Jul 15, 2003

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    Head to the mercado de las Brujas in central La Paz. It is a very interesting place and makes a great place to buy unique and cheap sovineers. There are a lot of good luck charms and potions.....my favorite was the llama fetus. Try explaining that at customs!

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    Witch Market

    by darthmilmo Written Sep 26, 2002

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    Buy anything from a Pachamama (mother earth Andean god) statue to a llama fetus (good luck will come to those who have one of these on their house). It's a very interesting street a few blocks from the San Francisco church.

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    Mercado de la Coca

    by jorgejuansanchez Written Jul 19, 2016

    Thanks to a friend I took a bus in downtown and arrived to this original market. Many people were buying coca leaves, what is legal.
    I noticed that some driver carried many bags and immediately left to remote villages of Bolivia for its distribution.
    I went inside the market and sat down in a cafeteria (well, just a table and some wooden chairs) and ordered a tea with coca leaves plus a sweet.
    I furtively took some pictures inside, but I think that it was forbidden, although nobody reprimanded me.

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    mercado de brujas

    by jlvillalba Written Jun 10, 2005

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    whre you can buy all kind of stuff to solve medical problems and spirituals thing and disease.
    Hereby you see the Llama fetus

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    The market of LA PAZ

    by RitchiS1 Updated Apr 9, 2004

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    THIS IS THE ABSOLUT MUST DO THING IN BOLIVIA .

    YOU ll ve a lot of unforgetable impressions concerning , smelling , tasting foods pp .

    Website: http://www.boliviaweb.com/cities/lapaz.htm

    MARKET OF LA PAZ
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    Street Markets

    by skatzcatz Written Feb 15, 2007

    scattered around La paz are pockets of market areas. Enjoy the smells and sights while dealing with the altitude effects.

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