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“Plan your visit carefully and these gardens are amazing - get it wrong and you could be disappointed.”

Baha'i Gardens and Golden Dome
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Owner description: 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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“Plan your visit carefully and these gardens are amazing - get it wrong and you could be disappointed.”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

There are a number of ways to see these gardens. So to be clear there are 4 entrances, one at the bottom at Ben Gurion street from which you can view the gardens and climb up 2 levels only. There is a second entrance about 10 minutes walk from Masada Carmelit stop just above the golden dome shrine on Haziyonut avenue. This is the entrance if you want to view the shrine which is only open from 9am to 12 noon and if you come outside these times there is not a great deal to see. For the best view travel on the Carmelit subway to the top station and walk for 10 minutes along Yefe Nof enjoying the most magnificent panoramic views over Haifa and North to the Lebanese border and Nazareth / The Golan. There are 2 entrances up here. The first you come to is the viewing platform which gives the best view of the gardens by a long way and is open till 5pm. The second entrance is for tours of the gardens only. They are free and no need to book however you walk down 700 steps so not for disabled travellers.

The rules of the gardens are dress modestly, no eating or drinking, no chewing gum, no sitting on the marble and no putting your fingers in the water - otherwise anything goes!

Visited July 2014
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“Serene and unique”
Reviewed 14 July 2014

Very beautiful place with a huge garden that is spread on the side of the Carmel mountain. The garden itself if beautiful and so is the view of Haifa city and port that can be seen from the garden. The view from the road gives a wonderful vantage point.

Visited July 2014
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“Gorgeous, but check the times carefully”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

These gardens are spectacular, stretching over a large section of the hillside in Haifa. We were not able to go in because we did not check the schedule carefully enough, but even looking up from outside the gates, we could see the beauty of the place.

Visited June 2014
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“Beuatiful and unique”
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Very beuatiful place with a huge garden that is spread on the side of the Carmel mountain.
The garden itself if beautiful and so is the view of Haifa city and port that can be seen from the garden.
Try to get the official tour of the garden. The story is very interesting and the tour can take you to parts of the garden that cannot be visited otherwise.

Visited August 2013
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“Beautiful but tough.”
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Firstly, it's important to note that:
The shrine closes after 1200.
You cannot access a lot of the gardens unless you are on a tour.
Parking can be difficult so consider taking a bus or taxi.
No eating within the gardens (water is OK).
The climb is steep so make sure you take your time and have plenty of water and a good hat.
Otherwise it's beautiful, both the gardens and the view over Haifa.

Visited July 2014
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