House of the Grand Portal
House of the Grand Portal
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,805 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Casa del Gran Portale is the house of the Grand Portal, so called because of the entrance portal that is decorated with Corinthian columns. The columns are actually half columns made of bricks and more with capitals adorned with sculptures of Victoria, equivalent to the Greek goddess Nike, and the personification of victory.

It’s possible to go into the house where you’ll see several rooms opening onto the vestibule and a small courtyard. Many of the rooms are decorated with frescoes depicting gardens, scenes of Dionysian, satyrs and other nature themes. This is one of the houses that is worth visiting.
Written May 25, 2020
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Marc B
Shell Beach, CA505 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2016 • Couples
Well preserved part of the Herculaneum site. Lead water pipes and catch basis for rain leading to cisterns. Excellent example of the old city.
Written August 29, 2016
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Tom J
London, UK1,662 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
It is clear that the house with the grand portal was one of status in 79 AD. Amazingly the columns of the villa still stand and the rebuilt garden gives you a feel for how it would have been. The house and complex itself is home to some great mosaics and character. Be sure to check it out!
Written July 27, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK179,805 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019
Casa di Galba is another of the houses in the archaeological sites. Much of the superstructure is intact, forming the shape of the house and the borders of the rooms. There’s not much to see really even after wandering in. The only thing I thought was of note was the brickwork which was an interesting mix of rubble masonry on some of the walls, and square tubular bricks in other parts. I wouldn’t go out of the way to see this building though
Written May 23, 2020
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bsandrs
Portsmouth, UK23,078 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Situated towards the top end of the site, this house and courtyard garden is most impressive and should be on any visiting list. Apart from the remaining building and reconstructed garden, a fascinating item is the remains of the original doorway, partially burnt.
Written October 16, 2017
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Hans
Kwadendamme, The Netherlands2,917 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Couples
Not all of what you see is interesting or awesome. This is one of many nice houses to stroll through. The cross shaped pond is beautiful and unique in Ercolano.
Written October 11, 2017
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David L
Birmingham, UK220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Larger property with columns still intact garden and wall decorations still visible today love this site
Written September 29, 2017
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David L
Birmingham, UK220 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Family
Only partially excavated due to its location on the site but still has plenty of detail would love to see it one day complete
Written September 29, 2017
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Anthony S
Brisbane, Australia1,863 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017 • Couples
Last place visited on our audio tour and it was one of the most impressive with the columns still in place.
Written September 26, 2017
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wendyheeley
Maidstone, UK118 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2016 • Couples
Was obviously a high status house in Herculaneum and boasts a fine mosaic showing Alexander the Great. Original is in the Archeolohical Museum, Naples but here is a great copy in situ. The gardens are expansive and give an idea of how they may have looked in AD79
Written June 28, 2016
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House of the Grand Portal admission prices can vary. Entrance tickets currently cost $26.04, while a popular guided tour starts around $53.71 per person.

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