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Montefiore Windmill, Jerusalem

Montefiore Windmill - Jerusalem, Israel
Montefiore Windmill
Yemin Moshe, Jerusalem, IsraelMap
Between David Street and Mt. Zion
+972 4 820 1418 (Tourist information)
Neighborhood: West Jerusalem
Overview

Erected in 1857, this European-style windmill was built by Jewish philanthropist Moses Montefiore to supply the poor of Jerusalem with flour at a reduced price. There is a small free exhibition inside the windmill celebrating the life of Moses Montefiore, who was born in 1784 and resided in the UK. He visited the holy land seven times before his death at age 101 and bought the land where the windmill stands in Yemin Moshe, encouraging the first Jewish settlement outside the walls of the Old City. Outside the windmill is the replica of the horsedrawn carriage that Moses Montefiore used on his journeys to help Jews in distress across Russia and the Ottoman Empire.

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Montefiore Windmill General Information
  • Open Hours: Monday to Thursday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM, Friday from 09:00 AM to 01:00 PM, Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM
  • Type: Attractions & Landmarks
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