Calle de las Brujas - Street witches's

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Calle Linares, La Paz, Bolivia

Calle de las Brujas - Street witches's La Paz Reviews

andrejav andrejav
651 reviews
Witches market of La Paz Sep 12, 2013
Witches market of La Paz is actually not a tourist trap destination… Most of the places through Latin America have markets like this for practicing of old beliefs. I talked to the lady that sells icons and dried animals and she explained few things about the customs of this lands. Locals are accustom of preparing offerings for almost all important things in their life. Most common are fertility, pleasing the good gods so that your house is good for living, good fortune mixes… Usually offerings consist of some kind of icon or a statue of the god, some dried animal embryo, fur or feathers, some pearls, food and all of that is usually in some kind of plate or bowl. There is not many shops in this street, and they are usually bothered with hoards of people that just want to see something “weird”, not interested in buying anything. As soon as you start talking to the ladies (Spanish is required) they will make your day with great information about customs in Bolivia.
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wilfredoc2009 wilfredo…
51 reviews
A mythical and magical place in La Paz Jul 16, 2010
It is one of the most visited places by tourists who come to the city of La Paz, is a street and is known well, because in this street exists Andean witches, "Yatiris", the kallawayas that read the future and they are experts in the arts to heal people,

There are sellers of good luck charms, potions of various kinds, candles of different color and size for luck or remove witchcraft. Llama fetuses for wealth and different types of plants to cure diseases of the soul or body.

With the large influx of tourists today you can find craft shops at low cost or high value products, musical instruments, music CDs, and hand-woven and ponchos, scarves or other.


Sorry my English


En Español

Es uno de los lugares mas visitados por los turistas que llegan a la ciudad de La Paz, es una calle y se la denomina asi por los vendedores de amuletos, yatiris o brujos andinos que leen el futuro y kallawayas expertos en las artes de curar a la gente.

Existen vendedores de amuletos de la suerte, brebajes de distinto tipo, velas de distinto color y tamaño para atraer la suerte o eliminar brujerías. Fetos de llamas para la abundancia y diferentes tipos de plantas para curar enfermedades del alma o del cuerpo.

Gracias al flujo importante de turistas hoy se pueden encontrar tiendas de artesanias a bajo precio o productos con mucho valor, instrumentos de música, cd de música, y tejidos a mano como ponchos, chalinas u otros.
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davidx says:
Muy interesante, amigo.
Posted on: Nov 23, 2010
d2amy says:
I loved it here. My favorite was the llama fetuses
Posted on: Nov 21, 2010
d2amy says:
You're english is great!!!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2010

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