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| Approximately Two Blocks East of The Forum at The Intersection of Vico del Lupanare and Vico del Balcone Pensile, 80045 Pompeii, Italy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Brothels existed forever and this one in Pompeii is worth walking through just to see the paintings still visible on the walls. Bed bases of rock still there too... ouch

Thank wannabefoodcritic
Reviewed 28 June 2018

We visited twice to view, this year and last year and had a chuckle at the street sign/symbol which is quite prominent once you know what you are looking for ! Our guide also pointed a sign/symbol out on the pavement, so that visitors to...More

Thank HeatherMegaMauriFan
Reviewed 2 June 2018

Just getting in to the Lupanare is a trial. Six feet from the entrance is a flimsy barrier across the road with Signora Jobsworth forbidding passage entailing a 600 yard detour in 30C heat to arrive at the entrance. I could understand it if it...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2018

Of all the spots in pompei, this is probably the biggest attraction. I went and saw the house, and there was quite a line. When there is a long line, the park attendant was asking everybody to just single file through, and to not stop....More

Thank luvmy32000
Reviewed 16 May 2018

We were lucky enough to fined no line at this small house and there were only a few people inside. The pictures on the wall shows clearly what services were rendered. I was just astonished that those services could be done on those small hard...More

Thank Renate V
Reviewed 29 April 2018

Well preserved, probably because the house had two floors. The paintings in the walls and above the doors are quite well preserved and indicated the services provided in every room. A very interesting spot, don't miss it!

Thank Aleph_999
Reviewed 28 February 2018

This is a tiny back street house of ill repute which of course generates a fair bit of interest so we found a short queue to get in and because it is so small you just file through. It is all very basic and functional...More

Thank Ashfield531
Reviewed 24 February 2018 via mobile

Out of all of Pompeii this might be the most preserved spot. The art work on the walls is still very visible. And the building is covered. It’s small and there is a line but it’s worth the short wait.

Thank LostALot22
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

One of the best preserved spots in pompeii ruins. The pictures on the walls are also well preserved and indicate the services that used to be available.

Thank AnnaEsk
Reviewed 29 December 2017

All of Pompeii is fascinating, but the Lupanare is particularly interesting as a place where men went to engage in carnal discourse with ladies of the night (and probably, daytime). Colorful frescoes on the wall offer sort of an explicit menu of services rendered back...More

Thank Robert N
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