Yemin Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem

Yemin Moshe Quarter, Jerusalem (must see)

The Yemin Moshe Quarter is located outside of the walls of Old Jerusalem. The name translates as Moses’ Memorial and was the brainchild of British philanthropist Moshe Montefiore. He had visited Jerusalem several times and bought the original land that the neighborhood now sits on to build housing to relieve overcrowding. Because of its location outside the protected city walls, settlement was slow.

A cholera epidemic in 1866 increased the number of people who lived here and in fact, more homes were built. The 1948 war, however, saw the area being abandoned as the area fell under Jordanian rule. The Six Days War took the land back into Israeli control and the area now thrives.

It has become an artist colony of sorts and the homes are now expensive and upscale. The original houses have been turned into guest houses for artists from all disciplines. The neighborhood has several galleries that display the work of local artisans. This area is perfect for a walking tour, and one recommended starting point is the windmill that is clearly visible from several points around the city. As an aside, the windmill does not work; it was an idea that really never came to fruition due to a lack of consistent wind in the region. The landscaping is magnificent and the views are breathtaking. It is a great way to just have a relaxing afternoon or early evening stroll and take in the sights.

Why You Should Visit:
If you leave the Old City and have the energy to walk, much of it on stairs and cobblestone streets, this beauty of a quarter is highly recommended.

Tip:
Start at the windmill and explore this small and silent neighborhood.
Make sure that you will get in touch with the new city's history.
If not, take a guide or collect some information beforehand.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Sight Name: Yemin Moshe Quarter
Sight Location: Jerusalem, Israel
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
Guide(s) containing this sight: Romantic Jerusalem Walking Tour  

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