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Address: Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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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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Historical monument

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 4, 2016
Ana L
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Boliden, Sweden

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Boliden, Sweden
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528 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 202 helpful votes
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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Thank Ana L
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
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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Thank Derek F
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2015

had a nice visit with a beautiful view to the old city, there are very good explanation posters and signs at the location the way better to visit with a guide

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Thank Dina J
Hartsdale, New York
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386 reviews
183 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is more of a curiosity and it leads to finding out more about Moses Montefiore and his agenda for this neighborhood by establishing some industry and a viable living area. Visit it only if you have some extra time.

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Ra'anana, Israel
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4 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

special and unusual place. The hall area and gardens are nice to walk around and fill the special atmosphere of Jerusalem.

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1 Thank MosheRina
Lexington
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309 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Strangely enough, this windmill never operated as it was supposed to, but this last time we were in Israel, it was so windy that the windmill was moving rapidly! Great place for picture taking!

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1 Thank KyBoop
Wien, Österreich
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67 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 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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1 Thank h11sch
Leutenbach, Germany
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86 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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80 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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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18 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 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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