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“Not what you expect”
Review of The Cenacle

Reviewed 31 May 2018 via mobile

This is the room where the last supper took place and located above King David's tomb. The space has been altered not just by crusaders but also Muslims when they had control of Jerusalem.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

This hall is apparently where the last supper was held and also where during Pentacost after Christ's crucifixion that the Holy Spirit entered the Apostles.
Its significance based on this could be construed as the start of Christian Church.
There is nothing much to see in this room and over the ages, the room has changed from various occupiers so there is Crusader influence as well as Muslim influence seen in the architecture.
As a Christian, this would be a must visit site as it is the start of the Eucharist or Holy Communion.
Be prepared for large crowds.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2018

The Upper Room (or Cenacle room) on Mt Zion is where two major Christian events are commemorated: The Last Supper and the coming of the Holy Spirit to the apostles. It is located on the upper floor of a two-storey building near the Church of the Dormition, and south of the Zion Gate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Above it is the minaret of a Muslim mosque; immediately beneath it is the Jewish shrine venerated as the Tomb of King David (though he is not buried there) - be sure to visit the Tomb as well. While the room is a large and open space, with no furnishings, just being there is inspiring. Pilgrims have been coming to the space since at least the 2nd century of the common era, so even if you are not a believer, and we are, it is an important historical location that should not be missed.

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

It is said that The Cenacle room on Mt Zion is where two major events in the early Christian Church are commemorated: The Last Supper and the coming of the Holy Spirit on the apostles.

The Last Supper was the meal Jesus shared with his apostles the night before he died. During this meal he instituted the Eucharist. The coming of the Holy Spirit, at Pentecost, is recognised as marking the birth of the Christian Church.

The Cenacle is on the upper floor of a two-storey building near the Church of the Dormition, south of the Zion Gate in the walls of Jerusalem’s Old City. Above it is the minaret of a Muslim mosque; immediately beneath it is the Jewish shrine venerated as the Tomb of King David (though he is not buried there).

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Carolyn B
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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This is the traditional site where Jesus instituted a new Passover celebration and the new Covenant in His blood. Even though it is an empty room, you can "feel" His presence.

This is NOT a restaurant so I don't know why it came up in the restaurant category.

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