The Bahai Gardens in Haifa are stunningly impressive, extending over nineteen terraces and designed in nine concentric circles that extend out from the central shrine. It is here that the members of the Bahai faith established their world centre.
The Bahai faith originates in Iran and the founder of the religion, Baha’u’llah escaped persecution when he fled to Israel. He was so taken aback by the beauty of the Carmel region that Haifa is located in that he decided that the forerunner of the faith shall be buried there. twenty years later the bones of the forerunner of the Bahai religion were interred in Haifa on the site that later became the center for the Bahai faith.
The shrine has a golden, forty-meter-high dome, marble walls and granite pillars, was built in 1953 and is one of the major tourist sites in Haifa. The nine sides of the shrine represent the nine major religions of the world. The gardens were built around the shrine and combine stone, metal, fountains, shrubbery and expansive lawns. Visitors cannot help but be overcome by the beauty of the gardens and in July 2008 UNESCO added the Bahai Shrines and Gardens to the eleven World Heritage Sites in Israel.
address: 80 Hatzionut Avenue
Open Hours: Inner Gardens 09:00-12:00 daily, Outer Gardens 09:00-17:00 daily
Categories : Attractions
Hello reader. My name is Charlotte Noris and I am sure that you will definitely enjoy my blog. Do you know why? All because on the pages you will see bright and colorful photos, as well as useful information. My husband and I are freelancers, so we can travel at any time of the year.
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