The spectacular gold-domed Shrine of the Bab is one of the most impressive sights in Israel. Located in the beautiful Persian Gardens, the Shrine is the main spiritual centre of the Baha’i faith, which has a worldwide following of five million believers. The outer gardens are open daily between 09:00 and 17:00, admission is free. The inner gardens are open daily from 09:00 until noon, but visitors can only go in with a guided tour. The tours are free, but dress respectfully covering arms and legs. Shoes must be removed before entering the Shrine. Also look out for the dramatic temple styled World House of Justice, visible on the hill behind the Shrine. There are 18 terraced gardens, 18 according to the number of students of Abdulbaha, one of the leading figures in the faith. Nine are above and nine below the shrine.
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