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“A perfect saturday stroll.”

Mishkenot Sha'ananim
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Jerusalem Old New Cities Tour from Tel Aviv Herzliya Netanya
Ashdod, Israel
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“A perfect saturday stroll.”
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.

Visited February 2014
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“Lovely area”
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.

Visited January 2014
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Atlanta, GA
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“Inspirational Place”
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 here as is the rebuilt neighborhood. Jordanian snipers killed residents in 1948 from their perches in the Old City walls, so today you have a great view of the Old City from here. Plus no snipers. An added attraction is the carriage used by Montefiore as he traversed the city.

Visited October 2013
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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“Picturesque and beautiful.”
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 its major icon.
A two-hour walk in the neighborhood would be enough to capture its beautiful essence.

Visited November 2013
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Jerusalem
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“Mishkenot Sha'ananim, Jerusalem , Israel”
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 he received the Nobel prize for literature. There are always cultural events that include art exhibitions and conferences presented by renowned artists or scientists from Israel and abroad. The last speaker of this November lecture encounters between scientists and artists was Dan Sechtman who received this year the chemistry Nobel Prize .

Visited November 2013
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