Chicago September 26, 2017
There’s No Temple In The World Like This One Near Chicago
There is a little-known temple in Chicago that is actually one of the most beautiful places in the greater part of the city. Mind-blowing architecture and picturesque landscaping make this one of the best places to spend a day.
You don’t have to be a spiritual person to enjoy the wonders found at this cool attraction. Keep scrolling for amazing details about this structure.
The Baha'i House of Worship is the only temple of its kind in North America and one of only seven in the entire world.
The temple has unique circular shape with nine sides, and is the oldest remaining building dedicated to this faith.
Admission to the property is free. Hours for the sanctuary and gardens are 6 a.m. to 10 p.m., daily, and the welcome center and bookstore are also available during business hours.
The building is meant to symbolize unity and invite people to worship God in their own way.
It features nine marvelous gardens and fountains that surround the building and represent landscapes from different cultures.
It took 50 years to complete this project, which includes both the temple and gardens.
Construction lasted through both World Wars, and the grounds were finally opened to the public in 1953.
The location was chosen due to Chicago being at the center of North America.
Contributors to its construction also liked the spot because it is along breathtaking Lake Michigan.
The house of worship offers free devotional programs that are held daily with talks from various speakers. Sundays feature music, singing, and chanting.
The Baha'i faith is a respectful religion that recognizes all forms spirituality related to God or a similar higher power. It’s followers believe that all religions are aimed at bringing harmony to the world.
The temple and grounds are open year round and are magnificent anytime. Even in winter, you can catch stunning shots of the gorgeous building.
Accessible via the Purple Line on the CTA, this community gathering place welcomes all.
Stop by to walk the grounds or get an introduction to the faith - and don't forget to bring your camera!
The Baha’i House of Worship is located at
100 Linden Avenue in Wilmette. You can find more information about its history and events here.
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