Must see shopping in Bolivia

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    For a one-of-a-kind souvenir head to Walisuma, which works with 59 different Bolivian artisans. Star items include gorgeous (and ultrasoft) alpaca and…

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    La Vinoteca

    The best shop to pick up a bottle of the local vino, singani or other specialty food products. Carlos, the owner, is happy to open bottles to try by the…

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    Mercado 16 de Julio

    For an excellent market experience don’t miss the massive Mercado 16 de Julio, which stretches for many blocks along the main thoroughfare and across…

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    Mercado Campesino

    A fascinating, sprawling market that's easy to get lost in, wandering row after row of goods from mundane everyday products to traditional foods. It might…

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    Centro Artesanal Moxos

    Local Beni crafts, including weaving, woodwork and masks, are sold at the Centro Artesanal Moxos, 300m southwest of town by the cemetery. Look out for the…

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    The best place to find fine artesanías (locally handcrafted items), this store provides an outlet for the work of 1000 rural cruceña women and their…

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    Inca Pallay

    This weavers' and artisans' cooperative has an impressive array of high-quality handmade crafts, not all from the Sucre area. Prices are high, but this is…

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    Madres de Clarisa Convent

    The Madres de Clarisa Convent sells homemade cakes, 10 types of creatively flavored biscuits and ridiculously sweet wines. You’ll find it down the steps…

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    Chocolates Para Ti

    It's moved next door into the toy store, but this beloved shop still offers a wonderful selection of Sucre's most delicious chocolates, wrapped with love…

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    The Writer's Coffee

    A gorgeous old-school bookstore with floor-to-ceiling shelves and great titles on local art and history. There's a chilled-out coffee shop in the front…

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    Centro Cultural Tacana

    The Centro Cultural Tacana has a handicrafts store and celebrates the Tacana people’s cosmovision. It's located on the southwest side of the main plaza in…

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    Spitting Llama Bookstore & Outfitter

    A great collection of secondhand books in English, German and French, as well as plenty of Lonely Planet titles. Also sells trekking maps and camping…

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    Spitting Llama

    International brands of camping equipment and trekking clothing and gear for sale or rent, and foreign-language books, including Lonely Planet guidebooks.

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    La Cambita

    Chonta-wood plates, jipijapa baskets and organic coffee from Pilón Lajas are but a few of the intriguing Amazonian products on offer.

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    Artesanía Sorata

    A community-focused project that specializes in export-quality handmade dolls, original alpaca products and other beautiful items.

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    Mucho Mundo

    Sells all kinds of bric-a-brac designed by a group of resident artists. One of several similar places along this street.

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    Sampaya Outdoor Equipment

    The best of Illampu's many outdoor stores, with backpacks, tents, hiking shoes, coats, pants and other trekking gear.

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    Expensive but reliable Asarti, on the ground floor of an office building, makes export-quality alpaca clothing.

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    Comart Tukuypaj

    Offers export-quality, fair-trade llama, alpaca and artesanías (handcrafts) from around the country.