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[an error occurred while processing this directive][an error occurred while processing this directive] Bahá'í Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee is one of the World Heritage Sites of Israel. It recognizes the outstanding universal value of the Bahá'í pilgrimage sites in these two areas, namely two of the holiest sites of the Bahá'í religion, the Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh in Acre and the Shrine of the Báb, on the northern slope of Mount Carnel in Haifa.


Shrine of the Báb, Bahá'í Terraces in Haifa
Shrine of the Báb, Bahá'í Terraces in Haifa
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Both of these religious sites are surrounded by landscaped gardens and includes associated buildings and monuments. Also included in the inscription are the Mansion of Bahji and the Mansion of Mazra'ih.

The holy places of Bahá'í are some of the first sites of a relatively new religious tradition to be added into the World Heritage List. According to the World Heritage Committee, the sites were inscribed "for the testimony they provide to the Bahá'i's strong tradition of pilgrimage and for their profound meaning for the faith."

Bahá'í Holy Places in Haifa and Western Galilee was inscribed as a World Heritage Site during the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee in Quebec City, Canada, on 2 - 10 July, 2008.


Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, Acre, Israel
Shrine of Bahá'u'lláh, Acre, Israel
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World Heritage Site Inscription Details

Location: N32 49 45.828 E34 58 17.936
Inscription Year: 2008
Type of Site: Cultural
Inscription Criteria: III, VI

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