The terraced gardens are on Mt. Carmel, overlooking Haifa Bay. The
steps and terraces run down the hill from golden dome of the Shrine of
the Bab. The shrine was built in 1953 to mark the tomb of of Siyyad Ali
Muhammed – the Bab. He was born a Muslim, in Persia, and founded the
Baihai faith (which is persecuted in modern Iran).