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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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Main part of new city's history

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
Werdi L
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Malcesine, Italy
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Nashville, Tennessee
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3 of 5 bubbles 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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Malcesine, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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Newton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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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Tel Aviv, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles 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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4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Fort Lee, New Jersey
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 April 2016 via mobile

Absolutely breathtaking and very romantic spot in Jerusalem. Pictures will be spectacular. In the middle of picturesque and quaint park. Stop by for a few minutes if have time for just peace and contemplation.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2016

The restaurant is situated within the historic Mishkenot Sha'ananim quarter facing the walls of the Old City. The quiet ambiance is a definite plus, Dairy and fish menu is varied and appeals to different tastes. The wine selection is a bit limited, but a chilled Gewurztraminer went well with the meal. Recommended starters include mushrooms in fig butter and goat... More 

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