Pinsteps. Montefiori's windmill in Jerusalem

The new Jewish neighborhood of Mishkenot Sha'ananim was built three years after the windmill was built in 1857. This first development of the city outside its wall was possible by the efforts of British Jewish banker and philanthropist Moses Montefiore. Designed as the first windmill in Jerusalem it has never milled flour. People of Jerusalem didn't accept this present since they were afraid to settle outside the city walls. The windmill serves as a small museum dedicated to the philanthropy of Montefiore the English Lord of Jewish origin. Windmill was restored in 2012 with a new dome and vanes. The mill can turn in the wind.

Photo By Ralf Roletschek - Own work, GFDL 1.2, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=48613128


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Jerusalem behind the city walls

This trip is the full-day walking tour to Jerusalem for those who have already been in the city more than one time. We will start the day with two amazing museums that discover the real streets of Jerusalem from the time of King David and King Herod the Great. The city of King David impresses with its antiquity and authenticity. The Jerusalem archaeological park - Davidson Center shows the buildings of the vicinity of the Second Jerusalem Temple, its streets, and even shops of artisans. We will visit the Wailing Wall. We will walk along the southern walls of the old city to the Sultan's Pool and climb a little up the slope to the old windmill in the first suburb built behind the city walls. From the quarter of Moses Montefiori, we will approach the legendary King David Hotel and stop for a rest in Independence Park. At the end of the day, we will take a leisurely walk and eat at the most colorful, tasty, and famous city market - Mahane Yehuda.

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