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“Definately worth a visit”
Review of Lupanar

Lupanar
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US$41.01*
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Half-Day Tour of Pompeii from the Amalfi Coast
Ranked #12 of 90 things to do in Pompeii
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Coventry England
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9 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Definately worth a visit”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Fine to take children into the brothel, the pictures are quite faded and high up anyway so most children would not realise where they were.

Visited July 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“A Must See”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

Wow...they were quite talented at drawing pictures back then. I thought it was a brilliant idea as a way to get around the language barrier. You can see the rooms used in the brothel which was interesting - the beds look so uncomfortable.

Visited June 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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348 reviews
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“Brothel”
Reviewed 19 June 2014

Would be nice to have more time to have a look at the building but it was very crowded with other people. Its nice to see the ancient way of life, and how this was the hot spot, 2000 years ago. The frescoes are amazing, although some are damaged and not so detailed.

Visited June 2014
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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“The ancient brothel”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

A bit disappointing ,very faded fresco's big queue to go through the brothel! very small building. upstairs in the house not open or unsafe , not sure.
You get pushed through quickly with all the crowds,no sooner in than out the other side

Visited June 2014
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Tampa, Florida
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“More popular than the rating suggests”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Everyone visits the Lupanar (Lupa or She-Wolf) in Pompeii. It's a lot more popular than the rating suggests. Probably up there with the Forum Baths as far as being well preserved, and the most visited. There are about 10 rooms in this 2 story structure. The private upper level rooms were reserved for the clients who had more money to spend. The rooms on the ground floor are smaller rooms with less privacy. The scenes on the wall are illustrations of the services that were offered. There's also quite a bit of suggestive graffiti on the walls. You can read about it online. Besides the stone bed, you can also find a very well preserved latrine that is covered by a privacy wall. It's all very interesting and definitely worth a visit.

Visited February 2013
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