Visit the Baha’i Gardens
Picture yourself standing on the nineteenth terrace which is the very top of this breath taking monument where you can see the rolling hills of the Galilee, the city of Haifa, Akko and the Mediterranean Sea.
Beauty, grandeur, and inspired design combined with the meticulous gardening by generations of dedicated gardeners and a variety of cultures create the unique atmosphere of the Baha’i shrine and gardens in Haifa. While each garden offers a different experience they all share the same theme of gravelling paths, unique hedges and flourishing flower beds. A picture so perfect you must see it with your own eyes to believe the precision and symmetry.
This mystical iconic is site where members of the Baha’i faith have established their shrine and world centre because of its significance to their faith.
The Baha’i faith had its origins from Iran. Its founder Baha'u'llah, was exiled from his homeland at the end of the 19th century, and came to Akko (Acre) and Haifa after suffering persecution in neighbouring countries. He was impressed with the beauty of Mount Carmel and expressed the desire that the Bab (one of the central figures of the Baha’i faith) would be buried there. About 20 years later the bones of the Bab were laid to rest in Haifa on the site that then developed into the centre of The Baha’i faith which is visited by half a million people every year.
For information: www.ganbahai.org.il/en/