The 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.
Criteria for inclusion as a World Heritage Site
|iii||To bear a unique or at least exceptional testimony to a cultural tradition or to a civilization which is living or which has disappeared.||All|
|vi||To be directly or tangibly associated with events or living traditions, with ideas, or with beliefs, with artistic and literary works of outstanding universal significance. (The Committee considers that this criterion should preferably be used in conjunction with other criteria).||All|
|Or Torah Synagogue||2020||14.4km||site_ao|
|Beit She’arim Necropolis||2018||20.4km||site_ao|
|Soldier’s House (Beit Hachyal)||1963||2.1km||site_brutalism|
|Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (today Danciger Laboratories), Technion||7.9km||site_brutalism|
|Leo Baeck School||0.8km||site_brutalism|
|Necropolis of Bet She’arim: A Landmark of Jewish Renewal||2015||20.3km||site_whs|
|Sites of Human Evolution at Mount Carmel: The Nahal Me’arot / Wadi el-Mughara Caves||2012||17.7km||site_whs|
|Old City of Acre||2001||15.2km||site_whs|
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