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Moses Montefiore Windmill

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The Entire Yemen Moshe Area is fascinating

This is a safe place to walk around during the daylight hours. I would not recommend walking... read more

Reviewed 14 February 2019
Jerusalem, Israel
Beautiful Windmill

I love windmills so had to visit this site. It’s a lovely windmill and well worth the climb up the... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2019
London, United Kingdom
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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...more
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Yemen Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem, Israel
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Reviewed 14 February 2019

This is a safe place to walk around during the daylight hours. I would not recommend walking around after dark. If one is with a group, it will be okay.

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 2 January 2019 via mobile

I love windmills so had to visit this site. It’s a lovely windmill and well worth the climb up the hill. Even better news...the windmill has a wine on sale in a little makeshift bar at the site. Perfect reward for the climb up to...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank LynsFrostee
Reviewed 21 December 2018

The old windmill of Yemin Moshe got a lovely face lift and now serves as a wine shop. The mill was painted white and while it hasn't worked for over a century now, it's well worth a visit, especially for the viewing platform which provides...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 24 November 2018

On the hill of Yemin Moshe, built by Sir Moshe Montefiore, 1857-1858 In order to provide work and food for the settlers of the new quarter Outside the walls of the Old Town.Four wings each one 7.5 meters. Stoped functioning with the area of motorized...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank airport2015
Reviewed 23 October 2018 via mobile

Montifiore has an interesting story worth learning and sharing. Learn and the windmill and the nearby neighborhoods. Take a look at his carriage too. His contributions warrant more understanding. Great views from the area too. Nice walking areas.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank BTF602
Reviewed 28 August 2018

A pretty and interesting neighborhood with lots of streets and housing. Recommended to take a tour guide who can explain the history of the area as there isn't much self tour there. The story behind the neighborhood is worth hearing and bring along your camera!...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Efrat K
Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

A wind mill seems out of place but that’s what makes it a great landmark. It denotes the first housing project outside the wall in Jerusalem. On our first trip the main streets were closed several times due to President Trumps motorcades. The Israelis showed...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank C7049JMstever
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Brochstein
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank NaftaliT3
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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