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.
So, you’ve prayed at the Kotel, you’ve been inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, you’ve tasted the finest of cuisine at Jerusalem restaurants in and around Machne Yehuda, but do you really know this central city of Jewish history? Have you truly experienced the sheer diversity of sights and sounds that this 3000-year-old city has to offer? We’ll guess for you - probably not. Aside from being just a capitol for the Abrahamic religions, Jerusalem equally holds the crown for being the capital of hidden gems. And while there are just too many to choose from, we’ve handpicked a specific seven that may shine the brightest to the curious - yet accustomed – tourist.