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Moses Montefiore Windmill

Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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As featured in Jerusalem on a budget
Ranked #64 of 179 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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Boynton Beach, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
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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
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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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Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Novosibirsk, Russia
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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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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

During the War of Independence it served an observation point for Jewish fighters. Today, the Windmill is a small museum. We stayed in the Yemin Moshe district just below the windmill in a great apartment. The windmill was built in 1857, 18 meters high, for that time the Windmill was an ultra-modern one for grinding grain into flour.

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RG
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Nice and well-treated surrounding, the windmill and garden were recently renovated but the windmill itself was closed for visitors. Hope to come back soon...

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