Has the witches market off it as well as a few tourist shops. Things here are generally as cheap as anywhere in Bolivia, so don't hold out hoping you can get it cheaper.
The shopping and restaurants are good for La Paz and Bolivia, but what I liked most about it was just being on familiar "tourist ground", a bit of a respite from the rest of Bolivia to be among Westerners with places designed to appeal.
I loved these little streets around the witches market. I found the area absolutely spell binding with the cobbled streets and the women in their traditional clothes, sitting outside these bewitching little shops selling all kinds of wonders....one of the most wonderful things you can buy are the stunning, colourful striped, hand loomed blankets made by the Aymara people. They... More
Main street where witches market and San Francisco church is located off. Several currency exchanges, internet/phone centers, merchants, and excellent Luna's café off that street.
This steep street runs along side San Francisco Cathedral (my personal favorite site in La Paz). Sagarnaga is pretty much tourist central. There are hundreds of shops specializing in traditional handicrafts and Bolivia souvenirs. Don't believe it when the vendors tell you that every two dollar scarf is pure baby alpaca. It is a very interesting people watching area.
Found good artcrafts. Especially jewelry, I bought a nice ring sterling silver with a very unusual stone. Not expensive. Also shopped some nice alpaca and baby llama's wool accesories at a good price.
what the title says, that's what it is - walk up and down the narrow sidewalks of this crazy city for a variety of shopping and eating experiences
While the “Witches Market” does have some very unusual products such as baby llama cadavers, coco leafs, and other animal body parts the vendors definitely target the tourist. It is safe and encouraged to bargain on prices as most small shops sell the same items and only compete on prices. It is also highly recommended to take small bills as... More
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