Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and the Western Galilee



CountryIsrael
UNESCO RegionEurope and North America
LocationHaifa and Northern Districts
CoordinatesN32 49 45.828 E34 58 17.936
Inscription Date2008
Property (ha)63
Buffer Zone (ha)255
Type of HeritageCultural
CriteriaTo bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared
CriteriaTo be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions; with ideas; or with beliefs; with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance
Unesco Reference Number1220
URLhttp://whc.unesco.org/en/list/1220
DescriptionThe Bahá’i Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee are inscribed for their profound spiritual meaning and the testimony they bear to the strong tradition of pilgrimage in the Bahá’i faith. The property includes the two most holy places in the Bahá’í religion associated with the founders, the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh in Acre and the Shrine of the Báb in Haifa, together with their surrounding gardens, associated buildings and monuments. These two shrines are part of a larger complex of buildings, monuments and sites at seven distinct locations in Haifa and Western Galilee that are visited as part of the Bahá’i pilgrimage.
StatusWorld Heritage Site