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Top Markets in La Paz

Top Markets in La Paz

The steep streets of La Paz house some of the world’s most distinctive markets, where vendors in petticoats and bowler hats sell everything from vibrant textiles to dried turtles to exotic fruit. Here are a few of the best markets in Bolivia’s sky-high capital city.

Witches Market The city’s best known market is the Witches Market (Mercado de Hechecería or Mercado de Las Brujas), famous for uncommon wares such as dried llama fetuses, withered frog corpses, and owl feathers. All are part of local Aymaran rituals meant to bring love, luck, health, and abundance. A market visit is especially rich with a small-group walking tour, as guides can explain the significance of products within Aymaran culture. It’s wise to be respectful when photographing vendors and goods in this sacred space. 

Mercado Rodríguez Foodies flock to Mercado Rodríguez, one of the city’s best spots to sample Bolivian cuisine. The stalls of this mostly outdoor market are bursting with exotic fruits, fresh fish from Lake Titicaca, and an incredible variety of colorful potatoes. Try a salteña, a baked empanada filled with meat or vegetables. Visit with a walking tour to learn about unfamiliar foods and make the most of the experience.

Mercado 16 de Julio This sprawling market in El Alto, open Thursdays and Sundays, is a local favorite for its vast range of products—food, clothing, electronics, and much more. Bargain for brightly colored handmade blankets and other souvenirs, or simply walk the streets and marvel at the surprising array of things for sale, from used cars to live animals. Mind your wallet as you work your way through the sea of shoppers. To arrive in style, combine your visit with a cable car tour to El Alto. An added bonus: As you float above the neighborhood, you’ll be able to admire the cholets, fantastical buildings by Bolivian architect Freddy Mamani.

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La Paz Small-Group Food and Markets Tour

La Paz Small-Group Food and Markets Tour

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Sample Bolivia’s most iconic foods, market snacks and vibrant produce on a small-group, 3.5-hour culinary tour of La Paz. Get a glimpse of life in the historic city as you follow your guide to local restaurants and learn the essential ingredients, spices and techniques of the Bolivian kitchen. Try gourmet chocolate and organic, tropical fruits, eat freshly-caught fish from Lake Titicaca then sip a digestive traditional tea before finishing your tour with stunning sunset views of the city from a panoramic overlook.
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  • 1 day 11 hours
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La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market

La Paz Small-Group Sightseeing Tour: Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison, and Witches' Market

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See vibrant markets, colonial architecture and mountain views on a sightseeing tour of La Paz with a small group that includes Plaza Murillo, San Pedro Prison and the Witches’ Market. Hear Bolivia’s rich history as you follow your guide through the heart of the city, and learn how inmates have created a parallel city in Bolivia’s most famous prison. Sample local cuisine and in a neighborhood market, ride a cable car into the hills for stunning views of the city, then visit a bustling spiritual bazaar.
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  • 3 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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Walking Tour of La Paz

Walking Tour of La Paz

Experience the unique culture of La Paz while hopping from market to market on this walking tour through the city. Explore Plaza Murillo, and stop by a few brightly colored markets. See streets lined with more kinds of potatoes than you even knew existed, and make a visit to the notorious San Pedro prison.
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  • 3 hours
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