Carmelite Monastery to follow Bahai Temple

Garden will span an area of three hectares and will feature numerous statues, religious artifacts and a large amphitheatre overlooking a spectacular view

The order of the Carmelite Monastery in Haifa, Israel, a 19th-century monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, became envious of the beautiful Bahai Temple gardens in Haifa and decided to follow suit by creating its own.

{josquote}The order of the Carmelite Monastery in Haifa, Israel, a 19th-century monastery located on the slopes of Mount Carmel, became envious of the beautiful Bahai Temple gardens in Haifa and decided to follow suit by creating its own.{/josquote}

The Carmelite gardens will be built on the mountainside of the Stella Maris neighborhood, where a military army base was located until recently. The garden will span an area of three hectares and will feature numerous statues, religious artifacts and a large amphitheatre overlooking a spectacular view.

As in the Bahai gardens, the Carmelite garden will also have a visitors' center that will be open to the public. An American landscape architect was hired to design the garden.

The cost for building the garden is estimated $200 million, while the initial investment totals $50 million.

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