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An engraved foot in stone points the way to this peristyle house that was used as a brothel. It is thought that a passageway once existed from the library next door, allowing patrons a secret entrance to the bordello.
Selcuk, Turkey
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Reviewed 10 June 2018

It's not an attraction and probably is not what the guides tell you it is. It's certainly not a brothel. But it's what people like to hear to make the site a little titillating. And I'm sure there were plenty of brothels around at the...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank DirkW107
Reviewed 21 May 2018

In Las Vegas cards are passed out everywhere along the strip. In Ancient days they carved marks along the street to point the way. Here just past the library was a foot etched in the stone to point the way to the brothel across from...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Jotum
Reviewed 30 April 2018

The footprint is said to have guided the sailors to the brothel in town, run by a woman who build a number of buildings for the citizens.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank teenasan3
Reviewed 22 January 2018

The same thing that drives up today is the same as 2000 yrs ago. A little unexpected though on a tour but this is real life and its a wonder how well it is preserved.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 6 October 2017

There was a brothel in Ephesus apparently, like there was in Pompeii. However, the sign that people are referring to as the 'advertising sign in the pavement' is just a very small carving in a stone on the pathway within Ephesus - it isn't even...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Belgo96
Reviewed 13 August 2017

Above each doorway is a fresco painting depicting what "service" the woman inside was offering. Wow, amazing.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank JohnandJaneS
Reviewed 12 August 2017

Opposite the library is the Brothel or the Love House. Husbands used to tell their wives that they want to go the library, and then they turn there. It was official, and only a marble stone shows the direction to there.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Abu_Firas_11
Reviewed 30 July 2017

interesting to see that the customers at this brothel could select their desired "entertainment" from pictures drawn on the walls. This might have been the very first Graphical User Interface!!!

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank illini33
Reviewed 26 July 2017

just a stone visit here during visit ephesus. 1 minute is Enough no more Not amazing thing to rank in T.A

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank vahidg_12
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Like the "Latrine" this is just another part of Ephesus, and really doesn't need a separate entry on Trip Advisor. It's interesting historically since it's near the main entry of the harbor and advertises to visitors where they can find the "houses of pleasure"

Date of experience: June 2017
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