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Mishkenot Sha'ananim

Yemin Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Ranked #31 of 179 Attractions in Jerusalem
Type: Architectural Buildings
Traveler Description: Mishkenot Sha'ananim, the first housing outside the walls of the Old City, is in a quiet corner of Jerusalem, Yemin Moshe, several hundred meters... more »
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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The first neighborhood outside the old city, seems like it was taken from another part of the world. Make sure to visit the Montifiore's flower mill and Hutzot Hayotzer Artist Colony, at the bottom of the hill. Great artist experience.

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014 via mobile

A while back we visited Montefiore's grave and Synagogue in Ramsgate in the UK. we wanted to also see Yemen Moss which was built by him using architects from Ramsgate. the neighbourhood is worth a visit

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Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Some years ago, I had the unusual, gratifying experience of staying at Mishkenot in the spring, not only in the main building, but also in a nearby house linked to it. The atmosphere was not only delightful, of course, in the shadow of the Tower of David in Jerusalem's Old City, but it also inspired me to compose music daily... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Going early in April meant that all the Spring flowers were there in abundance. The quaint, historic houses were astoundingly beautiful and photogenic with each street seeming to vie with the next over which would be the prettiest. There are lovely views of The Old City from the area of the Windmill. Note that there are a lot of steps... More

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Ashdod, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

On beautiful and warm saturday noon we walked through the picturesque small stone causeways of the first neighbourhood out of the old city, and had breathtaking views of the old city's wall. We could wish for nothing more.

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Rehovot
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

This is a lovely area, well worth a visit, to stroll around the interesting historic houses, the Windmill area and enjoy the beautiful views of the Old City.

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

The first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City, it was funded by Moses Montefiore, who built a windmill as part of what we would call today an "economic development project" to capture the wind's power to grind grain to provide jobs for residents. Only problem -- no wind most of the time. The windmill is still... More

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Mishkenot Sha'ananim is the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the old city in Jerusalem back in 1860 by the famous British Jewish banker - Moses Montefiore. The neighborhood was almost completely destroyed by the Jordanians during their occupation of the city (1948-1967), but nowadays it's a beautiful neighborhood to walk in, with the famous flower mill being... More

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Jerusalem
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Mishkenot Sha'ananim Conference Center , is an historic site of Jerusalem, located in a green area near the Montefiori Windmill. Montefiori is the benefactor that bought the land outside the Western Wall to create this cultural Center. It has a restaurant and Hotel limited only to selected invited guests. Among the guests was John Le Carre and Saul Below after... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

This is a review of the Guest House. I had the opportunity to stay here for a week on a recent visit to Jerusalem. I considered it an honour to stay here, as they only accept scholars, artists, and writers as guests (as far as I know). The rooms are historic, and the environment is very pretty, with gardens, pathways,... More

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