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“For the lovers of Jerusalem and Jewish history”

Moses Montefiore Windmill
Ranked #83 of 301 things to do in Jerusalem
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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.
Novosibirsk, Russia
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“For the lovers of Jerusalem and Jewish history”
4 of 5 bubbles 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 area is most surprisingly beautiful you can ever imagine (read the Mishkenot Shaananim reviews!), and the Mill dominates it in a most gracious way. Beautiful view of the Old City as other reviewers also mentioned.

Visited October 2012
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“Ultra-modern Windmill”
5 of 5 bubbles 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.

Visited November 2012
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“windmill was closed”
3 of 5 bubbles 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...

Visited October 2012
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Jerusalem, Israel
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“The Windmill is moving again”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2012

The group Dutch Christians for Israel incooperation with the Jerusalem municipality have restored the Montefiore Windmill. The windmill is moving again as it did so many years ago. The windmill is located in Yemin Moshe which is a beautiful historical neighborhood outside the Old City. To walk in this neihborhood it is recommended to btin water and comfortable shoes.

Visited August 2012
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“One of 2 best vewing points to the old city”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2012

This is a renovated old neighborhood. Very picturesque . Also an excellent vista point to the old city from the west. The other one is from mount Scopus from the east. There ere nice restaurants and caffes. Also if you go all the way down towards the Sultan's pool you can see remains of the water system dating back to king David's time.

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