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Never hoping you will meet an icon like Harry Potter or any other famous witches' character here. This is not the real witches' market. The original name for this place is Calle Sagarnaga. However, people start calling it as The Witches' Market since the market fulfills with sellers who selling potion, herbs, folk remedies, dried frogs, Illama fetuses and many other ingredients that locals may use for Bolivian rituals. Now, you'll believe why it is called The Witches' Market.
Stroll Around Calle Sagarnaga The Witches' Market
Add Los Caobos Park in your bucket list when you finish things to do at Galeria de Arte Nacional such as adoring the Venezuelan artists' masterpieces. The park is situated near Galeria de Arte Nacional. Have a self-guided tour at Los Caobos Park - one of the oldest park that Caracas has. The park opens daily and closed at 5.30 AM - 7.30 PM. At Los Caobos Park, there are some attractions that make you linger. Among local trees and Fountain of Venezuela in the center of the park, you can watch theatrical plays by young children every weekend.
After getting the things to do at The Witches' Market such as taking pictures, you shall join a private tour for La Paz city and Moon Valley. Each adult must pay around $44.00 for being a tour member. You will be picked up by the guide at your hotel and start the tour from San Fransisco Church and Metropolitan Cathedral. In the next list, you'll reach the historical buildings of Bolivia. You can uncover the history and adore the artworks of Bolivia by visiting National Museum of Arts and other museums. Completing your trip, be at Witches Market - where you can find herbs and traditional remedies sold at here. Another market that you shall not skip is Lanza Market. To finish the tour, your guide will lead you to Moon Valley. Don't forget to bring your camera for capturing the adorable views of Moon Valley or what locals say as Valle de la Luna.
Add Cable Car Tour of La Paz and get yourself raised high towards El Alto after finishing The Witches' tour. You will get yourself in red line for reaching the famous El Alto. Before starting the tour, you have to gather at the departure point which is San Fransisco Church at 11 AM. Your informative guide will give you uncover the history of San Fransisco Church and other historical building around the place. Right after that, you will stop by at El Alto Witches Market. To complete the tour, you can go to the edge of the southern part of the city by riding the yellow line and transfer to the green line. Tasting the special food of La Paz in the downtown restaurant and enjoying the city attractions will wrap the tour.
There are many things to do at The Witches' Market. After enjoying the incredible The Witches' Market tour, let's enjoy a trip to another part of La Paz. This is a recommended trip for you who love the historical tour. You should add Plaza Murillo. Lots of lights and enough benches for you to take a rest after the Plaza San Fransisco tour. Plaza Murillo presents you another historical and beautiful architecture. You can find many things to do here. You can feed the pigeons and stroll around the traditional market nearby.
How to Get Tickets?
There is no entrance fee to visit The Witches' Market. You can get interesting experience and 'folk remedies' tour as the best things to do at The Witches' Market without purchasing any tickets.
How To Get Around?
You are possible to stroll around the area of The Witches Market by walking. You can have your self-guided tour and spend an hour for sightseeing.
What Should I Wear?
Best Time to Visit
The Witches' Market is opened daily and the locals start opening their stalls at 9.30AM and will close at 7 PM. May until October will be the best time to visit Bolivia, especially The Witches' Market. The warm weather will make The Witches' Market tour more perfect. You can get things to do at The Witches' Market easily when the skies are clear.
Will I Need a Guide?
You are possible for having self-guided tour. You only rely on the leaflets or information that is probably published in the internet. Thus, hiring a guide might not be too necessary.
How To Get There?
If you are planning to visit Bolivia by plane, from El Alto International Airport, you can get a taxi to take you to your hotel. However, you have to confirm the price with the driver before leaving. There is a normal rate from airport to La Paz, the downtown, which is 60 BOB. You need to ensure that the price is no more than 70 BOB by considering that the taxi does have no meter inside.
This is about things to do at The Witches' Market. There, you probably want to take photos or selfie. One more thing is about safety and security. Always keep an eye and be careful on the pickpockets while you are having your time for The Witches' Market tour.