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Address: Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
Description: This impressive stone windmill is the highlight of one of the nicest walks...
This impressive stone windmill is the highlight of one of the nicest walks one can take in the modern city of Jerusalem -- starting from the upscale Yemin Moshe residential quarter (of which the windmill is the centerpiece), continuing along the beautifully manicured Bloomfield Garden and the Lion Fountain, and culminating in the historic German Colony neighborhood. Opposite the Bloomfield Garden is the Liberty Bell Park, with its replica of the famous Philadelphia landmark.
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Some famous landmarks you view from a distance and rarely find the time to visit. The windmill in Jerusalem usually fits into that category. As the sun was setting, we parked our... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2013
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Superior, Colorado
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Wien, Österreich
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

it's the sign of this part of the city, the Mishkenot Strange to find a windmill here in Jerusalem. There is even another one nearby! You have a wonderful view to the old city from here, the Jerusalem Music Center, situated directly underneath the windmill, organizes wonderful chamber music concerts.

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Leutenbach, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Not much to see at the moment, but there's a nice historic story behind this windmill in Jerusalem - it was meant to give the people work and help feed them after the British mandate.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

The windmill was on the day we went, but it was still delightful to be there in Spring. The view across to the Old City is wonderful and other landmarks can be picked out in other directions. The area around the windmill was stunning, and a photographer's dream with flowers of all descriptions adorning quaint houses. For a beautiful walk,... More 

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Newly renovated park houses this windmill set into the mountainside next door to our INBAL Hotel. Early morning walk led me to the site, great photography. Loved seeing this my first morning in Israel.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

they plan to build a new visitor center where it will be possible yo make bread and cookies! looking forward to eat from a 150 year old windmill!

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Herzlia, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

A very nice walk through mishkenot shaananim , the first district Jews built out of the walls of the old city of Jerusalem .

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Superior, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

Some famous landmarks you view from a distance and rarely find the time to visit. The windmill in Jerusalem usually fits into that category. As the sun was setting, we parked our car nearby and started to walk. We had incredible views of Jerusalem and captured unique pictures of the windmill. The museum unfortunately was already closed. It would have... More 

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East Jerusalem, null, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

we did our marriage photo shoot in the Windmill ,, it was amazing ,, the view ,, the atmosphere we built our first memories in that place so it is so dear for us :)

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

We went out for a stroll and hoped we would end up here. We did! The windmill is simply incredible. From the view points looking across towards Mount Zion are breath taking. The windmill itself has a fascinating history and is now working again after a long number of years. I believe it only worked for the first 18 years... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

The Montefiore windmill is a wonderful flour mill built in the late 1850's. While it operated regularly only in its 40 years of existence, the mill now has a small museum dedicated to Moses Montefiore, who founded the mill. The mill is a great photo-op in this beautiful neighborhood.

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