Shrine of the Báb, Haifa

Shrine of the Báb, Haifa (must see)

The Shrine of the Báb is the site where the Báb's remains are laid to rest. The location was designated by Bahá'u'lláh himself in 1891 while he was camped, with `Abdu'l-Bahá, across from Mount Carmel. The site is right above the German Colony, which was established in the 1860s by the German Templar Society. Built by `Abdu'l-Bahá in 1909, the shrine’s superstructure was not completed until many years later by Shoghi Effendi and was finally dedicated in 1953. The architect was William Sutherland Maxwell, a Canadian Bahá'í who was a Beaux-Arts architect and the father-in-law of Shoghi Effendi. Some aspects of the dome's structural engineering were designed by Professor H. Neumann of Haifa's Technion University.

Tip:
You are not allowed to climb the steps back up, so keep in mind that at the end of your time here you can exit and a walk or taxi to your next destination.
Sight description based on wikipedia

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Shrine of the Báb on Map

Sight Name: Shrine of the Báb
Sight Location: Haifa, Israel
Sight Type: Religious
Guide(s) containing this sight: Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa   City Orientation Walk  

Walking Tours in Haifa, Israel

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

Create Your Own Walk in Haifa

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Architecture Walking Tour in Haifa

Architecture Walking Tour in Haifa

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.0 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

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Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa

Bahá'í World Centre in Haifa

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Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.4 km
Museums in Haifa

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.5 km
Bat Galim Neighborhood Walking Tour

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Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.3 km