This broad plaza just south of Avenida Mariscal Santa Cruz is the city’s cultural heart. Indigenous people come to hawk all sorts of handicrafts, as well as more prosaic goods, such as CDs, watches, and electrical gadgets. If you’re lucky, you’ll see a wedding at the beautiful Church of San Francisco. Behind this plaza is a network of narrow cobblestone streets full of tourism agencies, crafts shops, the Mercado de las Brujas (Witches’ Market), bars, and hostels. Try to do your shopping away from Sagárnaga Street; it is usually crowded with backpackers and the shops are not shy to raise their prices to fit a perceived "gringo" budget.
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