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The Bahá’í Gardens
in Haifa

These Gardens, located in the heart of Haifa, comprise a staircase of nineteen terraces extending all the way up the northern slope of Mount Carmel. The golden-domed Shrine of the Báb, the resting place of the Prophet-Herald of the Bahá’í Faith, stands on the central terrace, looking across the bay towards ‘Akko.

While different parts of the Gardens offer a variety of experiences, they speak in a common language of graveled paths, hedges and flowerbeds groomed and nurtured by dedicated gardeners. The Gardens frame panoramic views of the city, the Galilee Hills and the Mediterranean Sea.

Haifa Self-Guided Visit

No Reservation Required

Balcony

61 Yefe Nof St.

General Information

Location: Yefe Nof St. 61

Open: Sunday to Saturday

Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Closed: Bahá’í holy days and Yom Kippur.

Entrance Fee: Entrance is free of charge.

Parking: Street parking is available on Yefe Nof St.

Restroom: A public restroom is located 100m east of the entrance.

Lookout point only.

The balcony offers panoramic views of the Shrine of The Báb, the port of Haifa, Haifa Bay and the Galilee Hills.

There are three viewing platforms and a water fountain accessible via two flights of stairs.

The Louis Promenade is located directly across the street and provides pedestrian access to nearby shopping and dining.

Accessibility

Please call +972 4 8313131 or email at [email protected] 7 business days in advance to arrange a tour or to request special assistance.

This entrance offers a small area that is wheelchair accessible.

There are two designated accessible parking spots located 50m west of the entrance on Yefe Nof St.

The nearest accessible public bathroom is located 100m east of the entrance on Yefe Nof St.‎

Map

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Main Entrance

80 Hatzionut Ave.

General Information

Location: 80 Hatzionut Ave.

Open: Sunday to Saturday

Hours: Shrine of the Bab and Inner Gardens 09:00 – 12:00

Outer Shrine Gardens  09:00 – 17:00

Closed: Bahá’í holy days and Yom Kippur.

Entrance Fee: Entrance is free of charge.

Dress: Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears.

Parking: Limited parking.

Restroom: A public restroom is available.

Lookout point only.

Visitors can enjoy views of olive groves, flowers, a large succulents garden, and a historic ‎building.

This entrance provides the closest view of the Shrine of the Báb and the inner Gardens.

Accessibility

Please call +972 4 8313131 or email at [email protected] 7 business days in advance to arrange a tour or to request special assistance.

This entrance offers the largest area of paved surfaces for a self-guided ‎visit to the garden.

The paved slope at the entrance is moderately steep ‎and wheelchair users may wish to have assistance.

There is no designated accessible parking near the entrance.

It is possible to load and unload onto the sidewalk near the entrance.

The nearest accessible public bathroom is on Yefe Nof St.

Map

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German Colony Plaza

21 Hagefen St

General Information

Location: 21 Hagefen St

Open: Sunday to Saturday

Hours: 09:00 – 17:00

Closed: Bahá’í holy days and Yom Kippur.

Entrance Fee: Entrance is free of charge.

Parking: Street parking is available nearby.

Restroom: Public restrooms are located on Ben Gurion Ave.

Public Transportation: Several bus lines stop nearby.

Lookout point only.

The entrance is located at the bottom of the terraced Gardens at the junction of Ben Gurion Avenue and HaGefen Street.

A viewing platform is accessible via two flights of stairs.

The area features a large fountain, cascading waterfalls, and benches.

The entrance is within walking distance to shopping and dining.

Accessibility

Please call +972 4 8313131 or email at [email protected] 7 business days in advance to arrange a tour or to request special assistance.

Suitable for visitors with limited mobility.

This area features a wide paved surface and benches.

Designated accessible parking is located on Ben Gurion Ave.

The nearest accessible public bathroom is on Ben Gurion Ave.‎

Map

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Haifa Guided Tour

By Reservation Only

Upper Terraces Tour
Guided tour for individuals and small groups up to 19 people

45 Yefe Nof St. Haifa

About Tour

The tour provides spectacular ‎views of the Baháʼí Gardens and Haifa. The guided tour includes ‎Baháʼí history, beliefs, and the ‎significance of Gardens. This tour includes 750 stairs and is not suitable for those with walking difficulties. The starting and ending locations are different.

General Information

Tour Duration: 50 min

Visiting Hours: by Reservation Only Tuesday to Sunday 

Charge: Entrance is free of charge.

Parking: Bus and car parking are available on Yefe Nof St.

Dress: Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears. Because of the pebbled paths and occasionally slippery pavements, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good traction. During the summer months, consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Food and drink: Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of water, but drinking other beverages, eating, chewing gum, and smoking are not allowed inside the Gardens.​

Strollers: For the safety of our visitors, the use of a stroller is not possible on tours due to the steep slope.​

Restrooms are not available during the tour.

Other Prohibitions: Kindly do not bring animals or weapons.

Cancellation: If you wish to cancel your ‎reservation for any reason, ‎please ‎email or call us and ‎include the date and time of your ‎booking so that we can allow ‎others to visit. ‎

Accessibility

This tour includes 750 stairs and is not suitable for those with walking difficulties.

There are two designated accessible parking spots located 50m west of the entrance on Yefe Nof St.

The nearest accessible public bathroom is located 100m east of the entrance on Yefe Nof St.‎

Please let us know in ‎advance if you need any special ‎assistance. ‎Click here for more information.

Map

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Large Group Tours
Guided tour for large groups
of 20 people or more



Click here to submit your tour request.

 

Recommendations and
Reminders

The Bahá’í Gardens are religious sites that are open to the general public without charge. As in most other such sites, visitors are asked to wear modest clothing that covers their shoulders and reaches their knees, to help keep the place clean and beautiful, and to behave in a manner that is considerate of the sensitivities of others.

Dress

Please wear clothing that covers your shoulders and reaches your knees, with no tears. Because of the pebbled paths and occasionally slippery pavements, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes with good traction. During the summer months, consider bringing a hat and sunscreen.

Photography

Photography is permitted, except for the interior of the Shrines.

Food and drink

Visitors are welcome to bring their own bottle of water, but drinking other beverages, eating, chewing gum and smoking are not allowed inside the Gardens.

Strollers

Entry with strollers is possible only at the main entrance on 80 Hatzionut Avenue, and at the first level of German Colony Plaza on 21 Hagefen Street. For the safety of our visitors, the use of a stroller is not possible on tours due to the steep slope.

Other Guidelines

Kindly do not bring animals or weapons.

Gardens closed

The Gardens are closed on Bahá’í holy days and Yom Kippur. They may also be closed temporarily in rainy weather.
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