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Moses Montefiore Windmill

Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Beautiful views

Lots of steps to arrive at windmill but the photo opportunity is well worth it. Great views at the... read more

Reviewed 3 March 2018
Brochstein
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Houston, Texas
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Sea where new Jerusalem (outside the ancient city wall) Began!

Very nice windmill (no entrance) in the Yemin Moshe Neighborhood. Built by Sir Moshe Mantifury as a... read more

Reviewed 22 January 2018
Naftali T
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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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Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

Lots of steps to arrive at windmill but the photo opportunity is well worth it. Great views at the top.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

Very nice windmill (no entrance) in the Yemin Moshe Neighborhood. Built by Sir Moshe Mantifury as a work place in the 1860s for Jews who were willing to live outside the "safe" walls of Ancient Jerusalem). There is a great view here of Mount Zion...More

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Reviewed 7 January 2018

We took a pleasant stroll past the windmill on a sleepy Shabbat afternoon and found ourselves in a lovely little park with a sundial, fountain, and sculptures. On another day we could have visited some artists' studios. From there, it was an easy walk to...More

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Reviewed 5 November 2017

One of the most iconic sites on Jerusalem. Set in a picturesque historic Yemin Moshe neighborhood. Great views on the Old city walls, David's Tower, Mt. Zion and Jaffo Gate.

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Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A beautiful place in jerusalem. A place where you can walk through beautiful alleyways. A place where the scenery is magical. A windmill of hope for the first residents living outside Jerusalem's old city. Come.and be inspired

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

Interesting history to the windmill. Great view of the Old City. The website indicated that they were open that particular day until 2 pm. But we found nothing inside or that required access that could be closed off.

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Reviewed 10 June 2017

nice walk to get there, hard to get a good pic from any direction. Funny to see a windmill in Jerusalem.

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Reviewed 3 June 2017

MANY years ago, I saw an art exhibit called something along the lines of "Children of the World Draw Jerusalem." One of the pictures, by a young girl from Amsterdam, included a windmill. "Awh," I thought. "Isn't that cute? She put something from home into...More

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Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Do to the traffic during President Trumps visit we took a shortcut and got lost. A very kind and elderly gentleman escorted four of us to our destination. He had so much to say about the Windmill. Not only is it attractive but it was...More

Thank Steve R
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Reviewed 5 May 2017

The Montefiore Windmill is located at the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighbourhood just southeast of the Old City. Built by Moses Montefiore in 1857, the windmill was restored in 2012 and now includes a small museum. This is a unexpected attraction better suited for The Netherlands. It...More

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