The Cenacle – Room of the Last Supper, Jerusalem

The Cenacle – Room of the Last Supper, Jerusalem

Part of the same complex that houses the Tomb of David on Mount Zion, the ancient Room of the Last Supper is on the upper floor of a Gothic building near the Dormition Abbey built by the Crusaders. Christian tradition maintains that it is not only the site of the Last Supper (i.e. the Cenacle) but also the place in which the Holy Spirit alighted upon the eleven apostles after Easter.

While the room is a large and open space with no furnishings or adornments apart from the Gothic arches dividing it, just being there is inspiring. Pilgrims have been coming here since at least the 2nd century of the common era, so even if you are not a believer, it is an important historical location that should not be missed.

Ironically, the most beautiful architectural elements are Islamic, testimonies of the site's history as a mosque for some 400 years until the war of 1948 which led to the establishment of the State of Israel. Standouts include the small but very ornate mihrab and the impressive stained glass windows with colorful geometric designs and delicate Quranic inscriptions.

Tip:
Once you leave the Cenacle, try to access the roof of the building for beautiful views of the Mount of Olives and the Dormition Abbey next door.

Opening Hours:
Daily: 8am–6pm

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The Cenacle – Room of the Last Supper on Map

Sight Name: The Cenacle – Room of the Last Supper
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sight Type: Religious
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