Bahá’í World News Service

World Heritage recognition of Bahá’í holy places in Israel

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The sites:

The Shrine of Baha’u’llah is located outside the city of Acre, near Haifa in northern Israel. It is the resting place of the founder of the Baha’i Faith, considered by Baha’is to be a Messenger of God. His burial place is the focal point of prayer for Baha’is all over the world, so its significance is comparable to that of the Western Wall in Jerusalem for Jews and Mecca for Muslims.

The Shrine of the Bab is the second most holy place for Baha’is. The Bab was the forerunner of Baha’u’llah and is also considered a Messenger of God. He was executed in 1850 in Iran and His remains were later brought to Haifa and laid to rest on Mount Carmel. The golden dome of the shrine is one of the most famous landmarks in Israel.

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  • The last residence and burial place of Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith, are located outside of Acre, in northern Israel.

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  • The Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel, Haifa, Israel, is framed by formal gardens and terraces.

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  • The gate leading to the Shrine of Baha’u’llah, the resting place of the founder of the Baha’i Faith. Near Acre, Israel.

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  • A visitor approaches the Shrine of Baha’u’llah near Acre, Israel.

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  • Formal gardens surround the burial place of Baha’u’llah, located outside Acre, Israel.

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  • View from above the Baha’i shrine on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel, toward Haifa Bay and the Mediterranean Sea.

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  • The colonnade and adjacent garden at the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa, Israel. The site is the burial place of the Bab, one of the founders of the Baha’i Faith.

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  • A visitor prays at the Shrine of the Bab in Haifa. An interior chamber adjacent to the tomb is open to Baha’is and to the public.

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  • The golden dome of the Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel is Haifa is a well-known landmark on the eastern Mediterranean coast.

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  • The Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel in Haifa, Israel.

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  • The holiest place to Baha’is is the resting place of Baha’u’llah near Acre, Israel.

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  • The burial place of Baha’u’llah and adjacent residence where He lived His last years, near Acre, Israel.

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  • Frescoes adorn exterior walls at the country home, called the Mansion of Bahji, where Baha’u’llah lived His last years. Near Acre, Israel.

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  • Extensive gardens surround the Shrine of the Bab on Mount Carmel in Haifa.

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  • Formal gardens provide an appropriate setting for the Shrine of the Bab, one of the two holiest spots on earth for Baha’is. In Haifa, Israel.

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