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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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When you come from the Netherlands you might skip this because a windmill is common... but it is very cute to see a windmill in the middle east! :) I've been here to make some... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Toyaisme
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Bangkok, Thailand
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88 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This mill for grains was build by sir MOSES MONTIFURY in is visit to Jerusalem this location is the first to BEEING build out side of the walls of old city Jerusalem , the idea building this was to provide A place of work to the people of YAMIN MOSHE

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Zwolle, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When you come from the Netherlands you might skip this because a windmill is common... but it is very cute to see a windmill in the middle east! :) I've been here to make some photo's and it is a nice place to stay for a while. It had a beautiful view and it is a very clean spot.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 746 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016

The Montefiore windmill built in 1857 was originally designed as a flour mill, it is now a small museum to honor Montefiore.

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Thank Ann C
Malcesine, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

The windmill itself isn't that spectacular. The lookout and the area around is worth a visit. Go there and check out the story of the new city.

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Thank Werdi L
Jerusalem, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2016

This is a famous place in Jerusalem - one of the 2 remaning windmills. The mill is accesible for all, but there is a lack of information desks near the mill.

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Thank Lev V
Newton, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2016

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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Thank bevjy
Tel Aviv, Israel
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2016

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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Reviewed 7 June 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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Reviewed 23 May 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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