Baha'í House of Worship
Light—and the way it enters one’s heart—inspired the design of the recently built Bahá'í House of Worship in South America. The temple, looking vaguely like a flower about to unfold, sits in the Andean foothills in Peñalolén, a Santiago neighborhood, and is visible from miles away. Canadian architect Siamak Hariri used cast glass on the exterior and translucent marble on the interior to convey an ethereal sense of transformation. The gardens, conceived as an extension of the temple itself, rather than as a park, have spots for visitors to sit and contemplate. Guided tours are available on Sunday mornings or by appointment; individuals of all faiths are welcome.
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Diagonal Las Torres 2000, Penalolen, Peñalolén, Región Metropolitana, Chile
+56 2 3220 9942
Sat, Sun 9am - 7pm
Tue - Fri 3pm - 7pm