The Montefiore Windmill

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The Montefiore Windmill
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Time Out says

A beacon of Jerusalem’s historical growth outside the walls of the Old City.

Today, the Montefiore Windmill serves as a museum dedicated to the achievements of British Jewish banker and financier Moses Montefiore, who committed his life to promoting education, industry and health in the Land of Israel. Restored in 2012 as part of the celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel, and one of the only two surviving windmills in Jerusalem today, visitors can learn the history of the first Jewish settlements outside the city walls. There is even a replica of Montefiore’s luxurious chariot on display. Afterwards, feel free to take a walk around the surrounding Mishkenot Shananim neighborhood, visit the nearby restaurants, soak in the peaceful ambience and take a moment to contemplate over the city’s phenomenal and fascinating growth over the course of history.


Yemen Moshe Quarter
Opening hours:
Sun-Thu 09:00-16:00, Fri 09:00-13:00
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