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Shrine of the Báb

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Identification

Shrine of the Báb
The Bahai Shrine, The Golden Dome
195129

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Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]
neo-classicism

Usages

shrine

Facts

  • Most of the exterior is Italian marble with the pillars made of pink granite.
  • The dome is cladded with 14,000 handmade golden bricks imported from the Netherlands.
  • Located midway in the 19 terraced gardens, called 'The 19 steps', with nine above and nine below it.
  • 'The Shrine of the Bab' is the burial place of Bab, founder of the Bahai faith.
  • The base of the shrine is an octagon, while most Bahai houses of worship employ a nine sided design symbolic for Bahai faith's unity of great nine world religions.
  • A six-room stone shrine was completed in 1909, and three more rooms were added in 1929. The superstructure and dome were built over the original stone shrine between 1949 and 1953.

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Location

80 HaTzionut
80 HaTzionut Street, Bahai Gardens
Hadar Elyon
Hadar
Haifa
Haifa District
Israel

Technical Data

132.22 ft
2
1909
1953

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Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
  • UNESCO landmark
  • Floodlighting at night
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