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“An oasis of serenity amidst the boiling city center”

Mishkenot Sha'ananim
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Jerusalem Old New Cities Tour from Tel Aviv Herzliya Netanya
Reviewed 3 December 2012

I have almost missed Yemin Moshe during my last visit to Jerusalem together with my step-daughter. This amazing city offers so many other attractions habitually considered more important... So glad that I insisted on at least passing through this neighborhood on our way to the Old City one morning. What an example of how history turns things inside out! The area where people once were paid to settle - now is easily the most attractive residential area in town. And justly so! It is so peaceful, quiet and full of beauty. Blooming flowers and trees, unique architecture of the small and colorful houses. I felt as if I suddenly found myself inside a fairy-tail movie decoration. And all this right in the middle of a city which lives a rather tense lifestyle! It was a sharp and very impressive contrast.
Knowing a little bit of history of this neigborhood - and what is Montefiore Windmill, and who Montefiore was, etc. etc. - doesn't hurt at all. This knowledge adds a touch of purpose and museum-like feeling to this meditative walk.

Thank Lev M
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

an area overlooking the Old Walls of the City, this was the very first neighbourhood built outside of the Old CIty. Nice buildings, the Windmill and a nice official guesthouse there.

Thank Temper43
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Reviewed 24 November 2012

this was the first neighborhood established outside the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. It is now home to artists and galleries. Yemin Moshe is combined with this neighborhood, and makes a beautiful place to walk. Go there on Shabbat (Saturday) when most places are closed, and enjoy a quiet area away from the hustle and bustle of Jerusalem. Watch for exotic looking birds, fountains, and weddings!

Thank KyBoop
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

This area is really so beautiful, with lovely gardens and views. However, what really makes it special is that it was the first Jewish neighborhood built outside the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem. It's hard to realize that the Old City was actually walled and that this area was seen as "outside" the city - a concept that sounds pretty foreign nowadays. So amongst all the beauty, there is also an amazing history. Definitely check it out!

Thank Mindy F
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Reviewed 19 August 2012

This neighbourhood is a great place for an easy stroll in the evening, with the dim street lights providing a romantic atmosphere and the old city ramparts visible just beyond the valley. You can end this stroll in the nearby city center or Emeq Refaim street for a good dinner. And don't miss the windmill at the edge of the neighbourhood!

Thank Oded M
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