Must see shopping in Bolivia

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    El Ceibo

    Chocoholics mustn’t miss El Ceibo, an ecologically friendly producer of fantastic local chocolates.

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    Arte y Cultura Sucre

    Gallery shop selling local artists' works, from paintings to ceramics and jewelry.

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    Awaj Warmi

    Some of the highest quality alpaca designs you'll find, with prices to match.

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    Mercado Fermín López

    The impressive Mercado Tradicional in the middle row of Mercado Fermín López has more dried llama fetuses and amulets than a voodoo master has pins. The…

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    Asopec offers artesanías (artisan goods) produced and sold by Bolivian women from local communities, with all proceeds going to the makers. Wool, ceramics…

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    Clothing Stalls

    The cheap clothing stalls along Pando are a good place to pick up hamacas (hammocks; single/double B$120/250) and finely woven cotton and synthetic…

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    Feria Serrano

    Starting at the train station, this street market extends north along Av Serrano, swallowing whole blocks on Thursdays and Saturdays.

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    The big market day in Uyuni is Thursday when Av Potosí gets taken over by stalls selling anything from arts and crafts to television sets; Sunday is a…

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    Mercado Negro

    The mercado negro (black market) has a mishmash of consumer goods, and occupies an entire block between Avs Santa Cruz and Regimiento Chichas.

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    Ventura Mall

    Sleek, modern mall out by the fourth anillo, with a huge choice of international chain stores, bars, restaurants, banks and a cinema.

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    Bodega La Concepción

    The office of the winery 25km south of Tarija, just before the village of Concepción.

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    ARAO Artesanías Oruro

    This place offers a small selection of high-quality, cooperatively produced handicrafts from four communities in Oruro.

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    Paseo Artesanal La Recova

    An alleyway packed with little stores selling both authentic and fabricated handicrafts at reasonable prices.

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    For passport-sized photos and printing. The helpful staff can also arrange someone to fix a broken camera.

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    Mercado Americano

    A trip to this market, around the junction of Mujía and Reyes, will keep clothes junkies busy for hours.

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    Mercado de Ferias

    The central Mercado de Ferias has lots of produce stalls and comedores (dining halls) upstairs.

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    Eros Sex Shop

    All kinds of products and stimulants, because despite the altitude, you just might wanna get it on.

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    Mercado Villa Fatima

    This popular local Sunday market in the north of the city deals in imported Argentinian products.

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    Cava de Bodegas

    Award-winning, high-altitude Bolivian vintages are available at this small wine-and-liquor store.