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Montefiore Windmill

  • Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem
  • Photo: Montefiore Windmill

TripAdvisor Reviews

TripAdvisor ReviewsBased on 102 traveler reviews
Not worth a special tourist trip
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on August 24, 2021

Our family came here to visit and see this place. We did it as part of an excursion tour. My impression- “eh.” It’s OK- it’s not a big deal- a non functional windmill- very nice. A recreation of the philanthropist’s 1880 carriage- very nice. A little bar type beverage place at the foot of the...

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Our family came here to visit and see this place. We did it as part of an excursion tour. My impression- “eh.” It’s OK- it’s not a big deal- a non functional windmill- very nice. A recreation of the philanthropist’s 1880 carriage- very nice. A little bar type beverage place at the foot of the windmill- very nice. Yes- the view of the Old City walls from here is very nice and postcard-perfect picturesque- that is certainly true. And yes- there is the history of the European aristocrat benefactor establishing the first Jewish community neighborhood in 1880 here outside of the Old City walls and away from the filth and poverty with fear of starvation and life- threatening danger of neighbors. So we can read about it. This is not a place that I found exciting and I’m not in a hurry to come back- for me, after “I visited this place,” my feeling is decidedly neutral. I could have done without coming here.

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Interesting site
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on January 20, 2020

Old windmill that was built out of the Old City to process grain. It’s nice to see from a historical site. It currently is a site of wine sales and sampling

Philanthropy
TripAdvisor RatingReviewed on March 24, 2019

Sir Moshe Montefiori had this windmill built in the 19th century. He was a British trader and banker, a philanthropist and a Zionist. He was convinced that the windmill might help poor people in its surroundings to make a living. That worked around 20 years. Then the windmill stood still until it was reopened...

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Sir Moshe Montefiori had this windmill built in the 19th century. He was a British trader and banker, a philanthropist and a Zionist. He was convinced that the windmill might help poor people in its surroundings to make a living. That worked around 20 years. Then the windmill stood still until it was reopened in 2012. Most Jerusalem tourists know the windmill as a landmark from which you can oversee large parts of the old city.

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