Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle) Tours
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The Room of the Last Supper—aka the Cenacle, based on the Latin word for dining room, Coenaculum—is a sacred religious site visited by many pilgrims each year. In the Christian tradition, believers say that in this very room, on the holy Mount Zion in Jerusalem, Jesus shared his last Passover supper with his apostles on the night before his death.
When visiting the Room of the Last Supper, also called the Upper Room, you will notice a mix of architectural styles and decoration. Franciscan monks renovated the building—which also houses King David’s Tomb—in the 14th century. It was a mosque for hundreds of years, and today it is controlled by Israel and run as a synagogue. The room’s Gothic-Christian windowsills, Arabic stained-glass window panes, and Crusader-Gothic arches reflect the combination of religious and cultural influences over centuries. From the roof there are fantastic views of the Dormition Abbey and Mount of Olives.
Some private and small-group tours of Jerusalem visit the Room of the Last Supper along with other Old City must-see sights.
Things to Know Before You Go
- The Room of the Last Supper is ideal for religion and history enthusiasts.
- Admission to the room is free, and members of all faiths are welcome.
- Dress modestly (including head covering) when visiting this and all religious sites.
- The site is accessible to wheelchair users.
How to Get There
The room is located on an upper floor of King David’s Tomb on Mount Zion, outside of Jerusalem’s Old City walls and 328 meters (100 meters) southwest of Zion Gate. You can easily reach the popular site by car, taxi, or bus from within Jerusalem.
When to Get There
The Room of the Last Supper is open from 8am to 5pm daily. Peak tourist season in Jerusalem is June to October, so consider a spring visit for pleasant temperatures and smaller crowds.
King David’s Tomb
Just outside of the walled Old City of Jerusalem, King David’s Tomb is considered by some to be the burial place of King David of Israel—but whether he was actually buried there is highly debated. Nevertheless, throngs of visitors enter the crypt, a hall of the Crusader Church beneath the Room of the Last Supper, which features a cloth-covered tomb in the center. There are separate entrances for men and women, and visitors of all faiths are welcome.
Address: Mount Zion, Jerusalem, Israel
6 Tours and Activities to Experience Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle)
Explore the religious highlights of Jerusalem and Bethlehem on a full-day, small-group tour from Jerusalem. Take in views of the ancient city from the Mount of Olives, then visit King David’s tomb and the site of the Last Supper atop Mount Zion. See the folded prayers at the Wailing Wall, and follow Jesus' path down the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Leave the city for Bethlehem’s holy sites, then visit an ancient shepherds’ field, the manger square, and the 4th-century Church of the Nativity.
For Christians, Jews, and Muslims alike, Jerusalem is the spiritual center of the world. Take this all-day guided tour to better understand the city’s 4,000-year-old history and visit its important sites. See what are widely considered the holiest places in the world: the Western Wall, the holiest of Jewish sites; Temple Mount, one of the most important religious sites in the Old City of Jerusalem; the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, located where Jesus was crucified and buried; and many more. Hotel pickup and drop-off included.
Join our Jerusalem Walking Tour for the least demanding, generally extensive, and best worth approach to finding this otherworldly city. Our tour visits the sights inside the dividers of the Old City, including the Temple Mount, the Western Wall, the Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and more. At long last, you'll visit the clamoring, scene acclaimed Old city Arab market, where local people and travelers all meet up to absorb the flavors and fragrances of everything this well-known market brings to the table.
Explore Jerusalem with a personal guide, just for your group. The private tour is available for groups of up to six people, and it showcases the sights and surprises of the city, using a personalized approach. Learn about the Jaffa Gate and the Tower of David, and hear biblical tales at Mt. Zion. Other highlights include a visit to the Western Wall, the Via Dolorosa crucifixion route, and the history-rich Dormition Abbey. Entrance fees are at your own expense.
This tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours.
This new tour is geared towards those who want to sleep in and start their day of sightseeing a little later than regular tours and still visit Jerusalem Highlights attractions. Start you journey at Mount Scopus and view the whole city of Jerusalem. Walk in the old city streets and visit the Jewish Quarter, the Byzantine Cardo and the Western Wall. Stop at some of the Stations of the Cross - the Via Dolorosa, visit the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Room of the Last Supper and King David's Tomb in Mount Zion.
Frequently Asked Questions
The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What's the best way to experience Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle)?
The best ways to experience Room of the Last Supper (Cenacle) are:
- Jerusalem and Bethlehem Tour from Jerusalem
- Old Jerusalem Full-Day Tour
- Jerusalem Walking Tour
- Private Tour Jerusalem Old City
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