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“Insight into a Peaceful religion”

Bahai Gardens and Shrine
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Caeserea and Rosh Hanikra Day Trip from Jerusalem
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Acre
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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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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 in love with it though. Even though I tried to convert, the Israeli Baha'i are not accepting applications.

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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 be missed when visiting Akko. Just ten minutes from the Old City (by car) the Gardens which surround the Shrine are indescribably magnificent. Although not on the grand scale of the project in Haifa, these gardens are on one level, easily walked (although on crushed stone it is a little uncomfortable in sandals) and will simply take your breath away. If you are lucky enough to be there when tour groups are absent, the tranquility alone is worth the trip,. Anyone thinking of visiting Akko should Google Baha'i Gardens of Akko and let the photographs tell you the rest. Check the times both the inner and outer gardens are open but even if you cannot walk through the inner garden (as we were not able) it is a stunning scene to behold. A not to be missed attraction.

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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 or Monday between 9:00 and 12:00 noon. During these times, you the inner garden and shrine are accessible.

A word of warning: The paths are mostly pebbled; open, flimsy sandals are not the best footwear for this site.

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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 bushes, large citrus trees and colourful flower beds.

PROS: Admission is free. There is walking access to the garden and shrine. There are much fewer tourists and visitors.

CONS: Does not compare to the grand scale of the Haifa Gardens. Only open in the mornings, so take note of the hours.

Verdict: Listed among the 11 Israeli UNESCO Heritage sites, this is an under-publicized attraction, for good reason. If you're into gardens in general or a pilgrim who prefers to indulge in private meditation, it is worth a short visit as a nice, quiet alternative to the crowded Haifa Gardens.

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