The Baha'i Gardens
The Baha'i Gardens
4.5
Points of Interest & LandmarksReligious SitesGardens
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Extending from the summit of Mount Carmel, this magnificent garden features 19 terraces and its centerpiece, the gold-domed Shrine of the Bab, which contains the tomb of Siyyad Ali Muhammed.
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  • jeng2mayo
    San Jose, California91 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Garden Paradise of Haifa
    Bahai Garden was the highlight of Haifa when we visited the city on March 19, 2023. The stunning terraced garden has many colorful flowers and well-maintained lawns and shrubberies. The stairs leading down to the main temple offered a great vantage viw of Haifa's port and city. The mood was serene and harmonious that reflected the pillars of their Bahai Faith. The access to this wonderful garden is free. However, prospective visitors must register for an appointment slot at their official website. Most tourist were only shown the view from the top. We saw many tourist buses stopped for photos from the veranda on top of the garden. We did not see groups of tours going through the garden. Taking a bus from the main train station to the top entrance was easy. It was one bus ride with several stops. Google maps worked really well in transits here in Haifa.
    Visited March 2023
    Written August 12, 2023
  • Gail A
    Toronto, Canada7 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Beautiful Baha’i Gardens
    The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa are spectacular! We booked a tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The history of the Baha’i faith was something new to me and it was fascinating. The background of the gardens was also very interesting. Well worth the trip to Haifa. There was a second guide with our group, Lena, who came over to our 21 year old daughter to make sure her shoulders were covered. As my daughter struggled to get her wrap in place and said “I’m trying” to which Lena replied “try harder” My kid has anxiety and had a panic attack on the steps in the garden. Lena was unbelievably rude and condescending. She told me I needed to do “something about this” and we should probably leave. She then encouraged us to leave immediately because we were now behind the group. I apologized for being inconvenient and said we would catch up and continue. Which we did but it was very disappointing to have a guide be so obnoxious in such a beautiful place. Another thing to note: the restrooms are under renovation and there is no toilet anywhere close by. You are probably 15-20 minutes from a bathroom.
    Visited August 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written August 20, 2023
  • Cédric M
    Geneva, Switzerland19 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful view over Haifa and the Med
    If you have the chance to visit the beautiful city of Haifa, you don't want to miss this wonderful park! From the entrance at the top, you have wonderful view over the city and the Mediterranean Sea. We've been lucky enough to entrer the terrasses, though it seems like it's not always possible. Nonetheless, simply the views from up there are worth the visit.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written September 8, 2023
  • Trevor M
    4 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    10/10, would highly recommend for anyone seeking a serene escape with a side of architectural brilliance.
    The architectural design of the gardens is mind-blowing. The way the steps seamlessly blend with the natural landscape is simply genius. Whether you're a nature lover, an architecture enthusiast, or just someone looking for a quiet spot to contemplate life, the Baha'i Gardens tick all the boxes. It's not just a garden; it's an experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and, dare I say, a bit enlightened.
    Visited March 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written November 14, 2023
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Trevor M
4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Solo
The architectural design of the gardens is mind-blowing. The way the steps seamlessly blend with the natural landscape is simply genius. Whether you're a nature lover, an architecture enthusiast, or just someone looking for a quiet spot to contemplate life, the Baha'i Gardens tick all the boxes. It's not just a garden; it's an experience that leaves you feeling refreshed and, dare I say, a bit enlightened.
Written November 14, 2023
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12bjorg
Oslo, Norway91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
Amazing view, beautiful garden. It’s a religious place so dress accordingly. It 700 steps to walk down, so have sensible shoes. Not for children or people with bad knees/legs.
Written October 6, 2023
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Travel26766971259
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Family
beautiful place. the gardens are manicured and lush. the people who works tgere from reps to gardners are warm and welcoming.
Written September 27, 2023
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Kristiyana K
Ruse, Bulgaria3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful...You need to see it.It is hard to be described with words.
Recommended to go morning when they are not so many people.
Entry is free
Written September 11, 2023
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Cédric M
Geneva, Switzerland19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Couples
If you have the chance to visit the beautiful city of Haifa, you don't want to miss this wonderful park! From the entrance at the top, you have wonderful view over the city and the Mediterranean Sea. We've been lucky enough to entrer the terrasses, though it seems like it's not always possible. Nonetheless, simply the views from up there are worth the visit.
Written September 8, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Sherpa32550536268
Tel Aviv, Israel2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Solo
awesome place indeed but i did not enter the whole place because we did not allowed.. no schedule needed and free of charge
Written August 30, 2023
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Gail A
Toronto, Canada7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Family
The Baha’i Gardens in Haifa are spectacular! We booked a tour and our guide was extremely knowledgeable. The history of the Baha’i faith was something new to me and it was fascinating. The background of the gardens was also very interesting. Well worth the trip to Haifa.

There was a second guide with our group, Lena, who came over to our 21 year old daughter to make sure her shoulders were covered. As my daughter struggled to get her wrap in place and said “I’m trying” to which Lena replied “try harder”

My kid has anxiety and had a panic attack on the steps in the garden. Lena was unbelievably rude and condescending. She told me I needed to do “something about this” and we should probably leave. She then encouraged us to leave immediately because we were now behind the group. I apologized for being inconvenient and said we would catch up and continue. Which we did but it was very disappointing to have a guide be so obnoxious in such a beautiful place.

Another thing to note: the restrooms are under renovation and there is no toilet anywhere close by. You are probably 15-20 minutes from a bathroom.
Written August 20, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

jeng2mayo
San Jose, CA91 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Bahai Garden was the highlight of Haifa when we visited the city on March 19, 2023. The stunning terraced garden has many colorful flowers and well-maintained lawns and shrubberies. The stairs leading down to the main temple offered a great vantage viw of Haifa's port and city. The mood was serene and harmonious that reflected the pillars of their Bahai Faith.

The access to this wonderful garden is free. However, prospective visitors must register for an appointment slot at their official website. Most tourist were only shown the view from the top. We saw many tourist buses stopped for photos from the veranda on top of the garden. We did not see groups of tours going through the garden. Taking a bus from the main train station to the top entrance was easy. It was one bus ride with several stops. Google maps worked really well in transits here in Haifa.
Written August 12, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

Derek S
Roslyn, NY872 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Couples
The gardens are very pretty and worth stopping to see. We weren't able to go inside but we were able to enter the viewing area.
Written July 20, 2023
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Stephen K
Tel Aviv, Israel173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023
Start at the top and walk down!!! The is a "two-fer"! First look out at Haifa Bay and the beautiful slope downwards at the gardens and then slowly walking down and examine the details.
Written July 5, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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