Bahai Shrine and Gardens, Haifa
When in Haifa, you must visit the Bahai Shrine, shown here at night. The golden dome dominates the city of Haifa and can be seen clearly form anywhere in the lower part of the city. For more images of the Bahai shrines and gardens in Haifa and the vicinity, check out the travelogue and while you do that you might want to see the other travelogue as well.
In addition to the building itself with its golden dome, there are also the beatiful gardens, including a view of the Mediterranean. And, most important, it's free :) You can go there by yourself or you can take a guided tour. There are two tours, one for the upper part of the garden and one for the lower part. The tours are free but you must call and reserve a place at least one day in advance.
The Golden Dome is a shrine, not a temple, where the Bab (ar. "the Gate") and Baha'u'llah's son Abdu'l-Baha are buried. It's in the Bahai Gardens. You can reach it from the united nation avenue(shderot hatzionut) every day from 09:00a.m. to 12:00 . No need for reservation or organised tour, just walk in. The inside is nice but modest compare with the outside and the sorounding garden. Don't forget to take off your shoes when u enter
The Bahá'í World Centre, the focal point of the International Bahá'i community is not only the spiritual centre of the Bahá'í-world, but also the administrative heart.
Depite the religious background of the place members of all religions or no religion at all can feel the harmony, beauty and peacefulness of this place. If you want to let your mind rest for a while in the middle of your trip, visiting to this place is totally worth it!! The gardens consist of 19 terraces with beautiful fountains and flowers, marble benches and pathways made of red rubble.
In the 10th terrace lays the beautiful Shrine of the Báb, who is one of the two founders of the Bahá'í faith. Shrine of the Bahá'u'lláh is in Ákka, just across the Haifa bay.
The administrative buildings are built in the most beautiful style, ressembling the antique buildings of Greece but having a harmonic, modern touch. The administrative buildings are on the "arch" just by the Shrine of the Báb.
"The earth is but one country and mankind it's citizens." -Bahá'u'lláh-
Ok I had never heard before about this religion, before we decided to go to Israel and I saw about this gardens. It seems that here is the Shrine of the Bab.
We got to know that the World Center of the Bahai faith is located in Israel and includes holy places and beautiful gardens in both Acre and Haifa.
The Bab (Siyyid 'Ali-Muhammad), Forerunner of Baha'u'llah, the Founder of the aha'i religion, is buried in the golden-domed mausoleum.
Please remember you have to cover yourself there
Renovated in the last years, the Bahai Gardens are the most tourist atractive place in Haifa. You can go on a tour inside the gardens and into the golden dome, bt the most beautifull sight is looking at the gardens from the street below.
1. The Bahai Shrine and Gardens
2. The Tikotin Museum
3. The Maritime Museum
4. The Carmel National Park
5. The National Science Museum
1. Unique in the world
2. Japanese art
3. Marine archeology
4. Specific Natural park and wildlife corner
5. Interactive expositions for youth
Here is another bahai garden view, the beautiful sea and the gardens look great together.
Open throughout the week 9 a.m. to 12 noon.
The gardens open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Phone previously to book into an excursion.
the entrance is free
Visit the Bahai temple and grounds.
The view from the temple is outstanding, as the hanging gardens descend from the temple at the top down to the Mediterranean Sea.