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Moses Montefiore Windmill

Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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As featured in Jerusalem on a budget
Ranked #71 of 181 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Historic Sites
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Traveler Description: The Montefiore Windmill Erected in 1857, 18 meters high, for that time the Windmill was an ultra-modern one for grinding grain into flour. Despite... more »
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Leutenbach, Germany
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54 reviews 54 reviews
36 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

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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43 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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
3 helpful votes 3 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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26 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
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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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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Jerusalem, Israel
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45 reviews 45 reviews
10 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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Novosibirsk, Russia
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2012

I have read a lot about Mr. Montefiore and Yemin Moshe, and how he endeavoured - though in vain - to introduce a bit of industry in an area which relied solely on charity, to make the inhabitants somewhat more economically independent. So I was determined to see the Mill during my visit to Jerusalem, and was not disappointed. The... More

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