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Bahai Gardens and Shrine

National Road 4 | near the North Akko intersection, Acre 24100, Israel
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Ranked #1 of 9 attractions in Acre
Type: Religious Sites
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Chicago, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The location, the holiest site in the world for members of the Baha'i Faith, is a true gem in northern Israel. Here you will find meticulously cared for formal gardens which include lots of evergreen trees and bushes along with flowing trees and both annual and perennial flowers. The grounds are also home to numerous native and migratory birds. In... More

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Countryside, Illinois
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Whether or not you are religious, a sense of calm and peace will overcome your being as you stroll through these wonderful gardens. The best part of this experience is that you will learn that only the members of the organization contribute financially (no solicitation or gifts accepted from other resources) to the upkeep of this most beautiful place making... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

You can view the site from the bottom or top (you should do both as they provide very different views), but you cannot enter the area.

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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22 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

This is, I suppose, the centre of the Baha'i faith. Beautiful and carefully-manicured gardens suround the small shrine marking the Baha'ullah's last resting place. Most of the gardens are off limits but one walks through the length of them to get to the shrine. Entry is escorted and fairly brief. Suggest going early since there will then be enought people... More

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London
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Beautifully kept gardens overlooking the sea. Interesting and informative insight into another religion which I knew nothing about before. There is nothing pushy or missionary about the place which is good.

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Sydney, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Closed for August2013 until 7 September for Mintenance. Still amazing views from top and bottom. Gardens are impeccable.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

The site is exquisite. Very nice and peaceful, with the shrine to remember the founder of the Baha'i, which they let you see from the inside. Come before 12 though! Otherwise the shrine is closed. Definitely recommend coming here. You need to take a cab or a sherut though, since it's quite a ways from the old city. Don't fall... More

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Hadera, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Anyone hearing about the Baha'i Gardens usually thinks of Haifa and the dramatically beautiful two tiered gardens that slope to the German Quarter, and may in fact believe that they are the only Baha'i Gardens in the area. Not far from Haifa, the ancient city of Akko you will also find another Baha'i Gardens and they are absolutely not to... More

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Or Yehuda, Tel Aviv, Israel
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7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2013

Smaller and less well known than the Baha’I Gardens of Haifa, therefore there are also fewer visitors. This is also the location where the remains of Bahá’u’lláh, the founder of the Bahá’í Faith were laid to rest. The gardens in are open from 9:00 to 16:00, seven days a week, although it is recommended to visit on Friday, Saturday, Sunday... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Just north of Ako (Acre), the Baha'i Shrine surrounds the grave of Baha'u'llah, the founder of the Baha'i faith. Along with the Baha'i Gardens at Haifa, this garden comprise the "mecca" for members of the Baha'i faith. The painstakingly-tended gardens are built in the form of a large circle divided into four quarter-sections, each of which with immaculate lawns, creatively-pruned... More

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