Macellum (Temple of Serapis)

Macellum (Temple of Serapis)

Macellum (Temple of Serapis)
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Pozzuoli is billed in travel books as being a town filled with archaeological sites. When one arrives in Pozzuoli one is greeted with litter, bad signage, and several easy-to-find archaeological sites which are overgrown with weeds and covered in trash. I never made it to the top archilogical site (the Flavian Amphitheater) because of bad signage and general disgust with the city. The street address above marks roughly the center point of the city.
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Lesley W
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
I literally walked past this place after visiting the Amphitheater. You can’t go in but just look from above. Pretty awesome though.
Written August 23, 2023
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dave s
Bude, UK709 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2022
Impressive site, originally thought to be a temple, but now confirmed as a market-place ..... or is it the other way round? ;-) You can see all there is to see from the street, so it's really not worth paying the extra 4 euros to actually go in.
Written April 19, 2022
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Tualie
Varese, Italy1,528 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
Wrongly known as the temple of Serapis (serapeum) because of a statue found there, took some time to realize it was the marketplace (macellum). For us it was a bit underwhelming because it was just walking around above the ancient workshops, look at the middle circular colonnade and imagining what other structure could be there with the three columns. Those columns with mollusc holes were the subject that led to identify the bradyseism phenomena.

Dining outdoor late night in one of those restaurants must be lovely when the ruins are lighted.
Written December 28, 2021
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Bidule05
France1,931 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2020
We visited the “Serapis temple”, which was believed to be a temple dedicated to the Egyptian god Serapis, was in fact a public market!
The building has a large square central courtyard surrounded by a portico on which overlooked the stores .
Due to many bradyseisms responsible for permanent elevation and lowering of the ground from sea level, the site has been recurrently submerged by the sea, as shown by the encrustations of marine molluscs and the erosion of the columns!
Written May 11, 2021
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Art of Fact
Pawtucket, RI7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
As an archaeologist, I visit many similar places, so I'm just writing on the things that strike me here, not trying to summarize the importance of the site. It struck me how well-preserved the plan of the structure is. This isn't a "given" in any archaeological site. I also took photos of two things especially: the evidence of marine creatures on the columns, a puzzle that helped lead to the understanding of Bradyseism, and the sage placement of public latrines at the corners. Modern architects and city planners should take a lesson from the sensible pragmatism on display here.
Written November 3, 2019
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huntsman24ab
Portsmouth, UK10 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Couples
After visiting the flavian amphitheatre we took a walk around the town of Pozzuoli, down towards the port area we came across the temple of Serapide. It's a shame you can't get down into the area but the view from above in the street is amazing. A pleasant surprise to add to our day trip here. A brief insight into another part of Italy's ancient history nestled in the centre of the town. Plenty of restaurants nearby if you wanted to stay and enjoy the area for a while.
Written October 18, 2019
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Angela.Ellis
Shrewsbury, UK155 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Couples
Interesting site. Read up on it before you go.
You can't walk through the ruins but you can view whole site from above
Written July 31, 2019
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JaneRB
Sotogrande, Spain233 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2019 • Friends
A beautiful site by the sea. Thought to be a temple but actually market place. At night it is alight in different colours. The only thing is you can not walk around, only seen from the railings.
Written July 27, 2019
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jeremyd141
London, UK17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2018 • Couples
but you need a good guide book to explain why as there are no guides or signs on site as it just sits in the centre of town. However, if you have done your homework there is lots to see from many different standpoints
Written June 25, 2019
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Thoughtful100
Lincoln, UK224 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2019 • Couples
Easy to find and close to the harbour, you look down on this site and have a good view of it. It is certainly interesting and full of detail. It's a shame they don't let you walk through it. It is free to view. It only takes a few minutes to visit and absorb and is worth walking by.
Written June 2, 2019
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