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Mount Zion and King David’s Tomb

Mount Zion is a small hill, only a stone’s throw from the identically named Zion Gate which will lead you into the Old City. Mount Zion is an important site forh both the Jewish and Christian religions. The Tomb of King David is located here, although historians and archeologists still dispute whether this is the real the location.

Each year thousands of Christian pilgrims visit Mount Zion to see Domitian Abbey and one of their holiest sites: The Cenacle or “Upper Room”. The Cenacle is considered to be a holy place as it is the location of where Jesus had the Last Supper. The New Testament describes other notable events taking place in the Cenacle. Some of these events include: the Washing of the Feet, the Resurrection and the gathering of the disciples after Jesus had risen. 

Make sure to visit the catholic cemetery and pay respects to Oskar Schindler who is buried there. He was awarded the prestigious designation of Righteous Gentile for his role in saving the lives of 1200 Jews during the Holocaust. Schindler’s story was adapted into the movie “Schindler’s List”, which earned Steven Spielberg the Oscar for Best Picture at the Academy Awards in 1994.