Montefiore Windmill

One of the symbols of Jerusalem is Montefiore mill. It is located in that place where in 1860 the first Jewish quarter was based: outside the old city of Jerusalem – Mishkanot-Sheananim. As you might guess from the name, a mill was built on money of reputed philanthropist Moshe Montefiore (except a mill he also bought all area on which the quarter was constructed).

The mill had to provide local residents with bread and work, and it regularly performed this function for 50 years.

Montefiore Windmill

Montefiore Windmill

This place is extremely popular among local honeymooners and photographers who make their wedding photos here.

At the foot of the mill you can find a copy of the coach in which was traveling Montefiore.

Right next to the mill there are several viewing platforms on the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. Also not far from the mill there is a fountain and a small park where you can relax with a spectacular view of the old city.

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