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Moses Montefiore Windmill

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Address: Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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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You get nice views of the Old City walls from atop this complex. We checked out the historic neighborhoods of Jerusalem built outside the Walls. A replica of Montefiore's carriage... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Lorne N
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Windmill overlooks Jerusalem--it is a fabulous view of the city day or night. There is a fabulous museum on the site and the neighborhood around the Windmill is very interesting. I highly recommend visiting this site.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The history of this site is very interesting, and is shared via a video inside the mill and a pamphlet. There are no signs or plaques explaining any part of the history or detail of the design anywhere. On display is Montefiore's carriage. It would have been so much more informative had there been a story about the history and... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You get nice views of the Old City walls from atop this complex. We checked out the historic neighborhoods of Jerusalem built outside the Walls. A replica of Montefiore's carriage can also be seen.

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Thank Lorne N
Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

When you take the walk in Mishkenot Shananim visit the windmill which is there.A historic place in the new era of Jerusalem

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Loreto, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I was really touched by the generosity of people who can change the place with their help and ideas for the future of the place.

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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking and very romantic spot in Jerusalem. Pictures will be spectacular. In the middle of picturesque and quaint park. Stop by for a few minutes if have time for just peace and contemplation.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

The restaurant is situated within the historic Mishkenot Sha'ananim quarter facing the walls of the Old City. The quiet ambiance is a definite plus, Dairy and fish menu is varied and appeals to different tastes. The wine selection is a bit limited, but a chilled Gewurztraminer went well with the meal. Recommended starters include mushrooms in fig butter and goat... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2016

Yamin Moshe and Mishkenot Shananim were the first dweling 1outside the walls1.880 Built and named after Sir Moshe Montefiore

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Boliden, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

It´s not the most important thing to visit in Jerusalem, but if you have enough time, allow yourself some time on the New City, to visit this windmill and the Jewish neighbourhood.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

Near the Old City, you may stumble across the beautifully restored Montefiore, which is rather picturesque set against a backdrop of the Wall.

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