The Baha'i Gardens

The Baha'i Gardens, Haifa

The Baha'i Gardens
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Points of Interest & Landmarks • Religious Sites • Gardens
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Extending from the summit of Mount Carmel, this magnificent garden features 19 terraces and its centerpiece, the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, which contains the tomb of Siyyad Ali Muhammed.
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David G
Gedera, Israel1,279 contributions
Aug 2021
I have waited more than 30 years to visit the Bahai Gardens in Haifa , and when I finally found time , half of the gardens were closed to visitors for one reason or another !!.

ALL DETAILS CORRECT WHEN I VISITED ( Aug 2021 )

The area allowed for the self guided tours (on the day I visited ) , held my attention for about 2 minutes , before I left .

On the advice of the gate guardians ( they were too polite to call guards ) I bussed my way to the start point of the organised tours , and waited for a standby place with a group .

I was lucky that there were spare places , and at the appointed time , I joined a group consisting of around 25 others, which was divided between ( two) guides and their colleagues and off we went .
Important note - Please make sure you follow the modesty rules ( shoulders and knees covered etc ) .
The tour WAS IN HEBREW , although , I'm sure if you book in advance there are guides who speak other languages .
At various points , we stopped under shady trees for resting and to drink water , as well as the all important commentary .

DID YOU KNOW FOR INSTANCE , that the gardens employ 120 gardeners , or that there are 700 steps from the top to the bottom of the gardens !!! .

IF the bottom part of the gardens is closed , you can STILL take some nice pictures from the Ben Gurion Boulevard exit through the (locked) gate as I did ( see my pictures ).
Even though I only saw half the gardens , I still recommend a visit , although I'm sure I won't wait another 30 years to do so !!!
Written August 31, 2021
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Vicky Silve
Abbadia Lariana, Italy418 contributions
Jan 2021
Haifa is often underrated when people travel to Israel… well, you should spend some time here, at least to see the amazing Baha’i Gardens, core of the Baha’i religion, a monotheistic religion born in Iran back in 1850 ca. Maybe the Hanging Gardens of Babylon were like this, who knows.
Written July 1, 2021
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Kim G
Pacific Grove, CA3,134 contributions
Dec 2019
Gorgeous manicured gardens, magically illuminated at night, sit prominently above Haifa on the northern slope of Mount Carmel. We were unable to tour the massive shrine at the pinnacle of the Baha'i Gardens, but rather viewed the religious site from its base while the moon rose above. Staircases up the terraced levels provide access and design interest.
Written November 6, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore11,766 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Didn't visit the inside as it was closed but views of the garden from the top was beautiful and the view stretched out into the city below and further to the sea. A just stop place when in. Haifa.
Written November 4, 2020
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Fareed H
Palestinian Territories107 contributions
Sep 2020
A beautiful and high place that extends from Benjerion Street in Haifa until it slopes upward to the Carmel Mountains, a place with very beautiful flowers and it is very clean and you feel comfortable inside, and it is considered a religious shrine for the Baha'i religion, which is one of the monotheistic religions and the founder of this religion, Hussein Al-Nuri from Iran, and it is located inside the garden The seat of the House of Justice of the Baha'i Faith
Written September 26, 2020
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myanuv
Modi'in-Maccabim-Re'ut, Israel55 contributions
Apr 2020 • Couples
We joined a free tour of the Bahai gardens. It was very beautiful to see the gardens, we took really nice pictures, great view and learned a lot.

Very beautiful place. must see when in Haifa.
Written August 8, 2020
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Mor M
Jerusalem, Israel107 contributions
Jun 2020
I didnt enter because of Covid closure, but still took some wildly beautiful photos from the outside. Mind you, if you stand at the bottom of the Bahai Gardens, your back is facing the port of Haifa. The whole experience is very beautiful - a must-see!
Written July 1, 2020
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ECLadines
Paranaque, Philippines2,801 contributions
Apr 2020
This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site so if you're on a pilgrimage of the Holy Land and gets to see this as included in your trip - its a big bonus. Also called the Hanging Gardens of Haifa. This is a huge garden and what an amazing view it is.
Written April 22, 2020
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FredPurdue
Seattle, WA2,239 contributions
Jan 2020
Most tours of Haifa will stop at the viewpoint looking down the gardens to Haifa and the water. They are dramatic with several stages down to the Shrine. After passing
a security check you can walk down a layer or two for closer views. Photographers will find this gives you more opportunities and better angles for shots. Travel light, no tripod is advisable, DSLR with a zoom lens works nicely. Watch for contrast from shade to sun lit areas, so some post-processing may be needed. There are some interesting details for shots as well as the grand overview.
Written April 11, 2020
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dustythoughts
Manchester, CT1,388 contributions
Jun 2019
This serene, gorgeous garden is both an exquisite terrance/hanging garden, as well as a Shrine to the Bab (the Bab is the Founder of the Baha'i Faith). It's welcoming and calm, and a wonderful break from the city's bustle. It's perched on Mount Carmel and affords you a beautiful view of Haifa leading down to the Mediterranean.
Written April 6, 2020
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