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Montefiore Windmill

  • Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem

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nice windmill
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 10, 2017

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

Start at this landmark and then take a leisurely stroll through the area
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on June 3, 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 her picture." Then I got to...

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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 her picture." Then I got to Jerusalem and saw that she hadn't added an arbitrary creative touch at all. The 150-year-old windmill still stands -- and it does turn in the wind. About five years ago it was completely restored, following the original plans and using parts built in the Netherlands. There are truly lovely views from this location, day or night. Start here and then take a leisurely stroll through the area.

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A different view from a local
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 26, 2017

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 once functional and the benefactor paid wages to the...

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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 once functional and the benefactor paid wages to the poor who needed work in the 1850s/60s. He had pride in how it helped so many and is now in the first area built outside the Wall. It is now an upscale neighborhood. It's rich history includes how it was nearly destroyed in the 1048 war. When you visit you will catch a glimpse of it many times. It is worth checking out in that it looks so out of place yet is an attractive site.

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Unexpected attraction in Jerusalem
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on May 5, 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 is a peculiar and attractive structure to find...

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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 is a peculiar and attractive structure to find here in Israel. Interesting and photogenic against the blue skies, we enjoyed seeing the Montefiore Windmill. Have a quick look if spending time in or around the Mishkenot Sha’ananim neighbourhood and then continue onward with your intended sightseeing.

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old object
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on April 30, 2017

we went to see. The montefiore windmill. It's nicer from the far then closer. It's only nice to. Ttake pictures there and NOT tos tay long