Hanging Gardens (Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith), Haifa

Hanging Gardens (Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith), Haifa (must see)

Immersed in the vibrant landscape of Haifa, the Hanging Gardens of Haifa, also known as the Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith, are an awe-inspiring example of beauty, spirituality, and architectural ingenuity. Nestled on the slopes of Mount Carmel, these breathtaking gardens extend over 19 terraces, each adorned with exquisite flora, flowing water features, and meticulously manicured greenery that create a serene and harmonious atmosphere.

Constructed between 1987 and 2001 under the guidance of renowned architect Fariborz Sahba, the Hanging Gardens of Haifa serve as a symbolic representation of the Bahá'í faith, a monotheistic religion that promotes unity and the oneness of humanity. At the heart of these majestic terraces lies the golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Báb, the founder of the Bábí Faith and the forerunner of Bahá'u'lláh, the founder of the Bahá'í Faith.

The Hanging Gardens are designed with a striking geometrical precision, as each terrace unfolds into the next, offering spectacular panoramic views of the city of Haifa, the Mediterranean Sea, and the surrounding region. The gardens are adorned with elements inspired by diverse cultures and religions, embodying the universal ideals of the Bahá'í Faith and fostering a sense of global unity and harmony.

As both a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an enduring symbol of spiritual devotion, the Hanging Gardens of Haifa captivate visitors from all corners of the world. A visit to this tranquil oasis not only provides a feast for the eyes, but also inspires contemplation and reflection on the unifying principles that underpin the Bahá'í Faith. Whether seeking a deeper spiritual connection or simply an escape from the bustling city life, the Hanging Gardens of Haifa are an unforgettable destination that leaves a lasting impression on all who encounter its enchanting beauty.

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Hanging Gardens (Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith) on Map

Sight Name: Hanging Gardens (Terraces of the Bahá'í Faith)
Sight Location: Haifa, Israel (See walking tours in Haifa)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Haifa, Israel

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

Creating your own self-guided walk in Haifa is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Haifa Introduction Walking Tour

Haifa Introduction Walking Tour

Built in tiers extending from the Mediterranean up the north slope of Mount Carmel, the city of Haifa is a busy seaport and a key gateway to Israel.

The area of present-day Haifa has been inhabited since Biblical times, spanning in history more than 3,000 years. Throughout the millennia, it has changed hands numerous times, being conquered and ruled by various kingdoms and empires including the...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.5 Km or 2.2 Miles
Bahai World Center Tour

Bahai World Center Tour

The Bahai Faith is a monotheistic religion that stemmed from Shiʻa Islam in the 19th century. Since its emergence, the religion has spread its influence to many parts of the world, with its spiritual and administrative center established in Israel.

The Bahai World Centre in Haifa is a religious complex that comprises several buildings, the most notable of which is the Shrine of the Bab, a holy...  view more

Tour Duration: 2 Hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 Km or 1.6 Miles