HAIFA'S BAHAI SHRINE UNVEILS GLITTERING NEW GOLDEN DOME
New York - May 3, 2011: After more than two years of extensive restoration work, Haifa's golden-domed Baha'i Shrine was unveiled in its resplendent glory this month featuring nearly 12,000 new porcelain gilded titles. The project included the restoration of the interior and exterior of the original structure built in 1909, as well as conservation measures intended to protect the Shrine from potential weather damages.
The Baha'i Gardens in Haifa were inscribed on UNESCO'S World Heritage List in 2008 and are among the most popular tourist sites in Israel receiving more than half a million visitors per year. Travelers to the site may enjoy the stunning beauty of these gardens by visiting the open public areas, joining a walk-in tour or arranging a guided visit for large groups.