Yemin Moshe is an upscale Jerusalem Neighborhood with sweeping views of the old city as it lies higher and the famous landmark of the district is the Montifiore Windmill, built by a British Jewish Banker, Moses Montifiore in 1857 in then Ottoman Ruled Palestine. The district was the first settlement of Jews outside the old city and it has the historic jewish houses for the poor jews then, called Mishkenot Sha'ananim and at present the district host a number of guest and cultural houses for artists and musicians. The district lies near the Jaffa Gate of the Old City.
This small and lovely place is also known as “Montefiori Claster”. When you head downstairs from King George towards Old Town you pass by Yemin Moshe just after the Monterfiori Windmill. If you use the main staircase to descend to the Kedron valley, you leave Yemin Moshe on your left.
Allow yourself some 20 minutes to stroll along wide staircases, narrow lanes and even a couple of hidden passages of this quarter.
The Yemin Moshe neigborhood was established in the end of the 19th century in honour of the 90th birthday of Sir Moses Montefiore. It became one of the first neigborhoods outside the Old City Walls. Between 1948 and 1967, it was an unsafe border community. Nowadays, it is a charming area where many artists live. It offers nice views on the City Walls and Mount Zion.
The windmill in Yemin Moshe is a famous monument in jerusalem.
Yemin Moshe is a neighborhood named after Moshe Montifiore that build the mill to help the people that they will be able to aford to buy flour to make bread.
One of the nicest neighourhoods in the modern part of Jerusalem. This is actually the first Jewish neighbourhood built outside the walls, in 1860. This place has an amzing view of the old city and the houses are beautiful. Also, you can find here Mishkanot Shaananim, the first building outside of the walls which is now an active music centre and the famous windmill.
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Yemin Moshe, was the first built outside of the old city walls of Jerusalem. The windmill was built by Moses Montifiori to provide work for people in the new area.
This picture shows a general view of Jerusalem from the old city looking toward the first new neighbourhood built outside the old city walls, Yemin Moshe. You can also see the Montifiori windmill.