Fodor's Expert Review El Alto market (Feria 16 de Julio)

La Paz Market

For the ultimate flea-market experience, visit the Feria 16 de Julio in El Alto on Thursday or Sunday. One of the largest markets in the world, here you can buy anything from a forklift truck to a Kalishnikov rifle. There's no address, it just sprawls out from the Teleférico station, block after block, seemingly endlessly into El Alto. Access is much easier now thanks to the Teleférico (red line) but get there before 9am or after 1pm to avoid long lines. Carry little with you: pickpocketing is rife.

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La Paz, La Paz  Bolivia

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