Weekend Walk: Yemin Moshe

This beautiful J'lem neighborhood is filled with luxury houses, boutique shops, cafes and first class views of the Old City walls and beyond.

August 12, 2011 09:34
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Yemin Moshe

Yemin Moshe 311. (photo credit: Yoni Cohen)

No trip to Jerusalem would not be complete without a visit to the first neighborhood to be built outside of the Old City walls. British philanthropist Moshe Montefiore was responsible for establishing Yemin Moshe in 1891 and today it has been transformed into a beautiful neighborhood filled with luxury houses, boutique shops and cafes and first class views of the Old City walls and beyond.

Start at the top and work your way through the alleys and stairs, making sure to take in all the beautiful flowers. While strolling through the pedestrian streets, take a break and take advantage of the small parks and benches which offer great views of the Old City.

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Check out the small museum dedicated to the accomplishments of Moshe Montefiore who helped build and expand the city of Jerusalem beyond the Old City walls.

The neighborhood has become a center for artists and writers who are drawn to the historical housing so make sure to check out the artist colony located just underneath the impressive windmill.

Once you have finished wondering through the cobbled streets of Yemin Moshe, you can cross over the main road and walk up the hill to the Zion gate that leads to the Wailing Wall.

To reach Yemin Moshe from outside Jerusalem take exit Route 60 from Route 1. Continue to Jaffa Street then turn right onto Yitzhak Kariv Street then left onto David Hamelech and look out for the parking lot next to the windmill and park there.

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