Istanbul Holy Places

Istanbul Holy Places

“The arrival of Bahá'u'lláh in Constantinople, the capital city of the Ottoman empire, on 16 August 1863, marks a significant milestone in the unfoldment of His Mission.”

“Bahá'u'lláh arrived in Constantinople in conspicuous majesty and was received by the authorities with great honour as He disembarked from the ship. He was driven with all the members of His family to the residence of Shamsí Big, an official who was present at the port and appointed by the Government to entertain its guests. His companions were given accommodation elsewhere in the city.” (The Revelation of Baha’u’llah, Volume 2, pages 1 & 2)

“With the arrival of Bahá’u’lláh at Constantinople, the capital of the Ottoman Empire and seat of the Caliphate (acclaimed by the Muḥammadans as “the Dome of Islam,” but stigmatized by Him as the spot whereon the “throne of tyranny” had been established) the grimmest and most calamitous and yet the most glorious chapter in the history of the first Bahá’í century may be said to have opened. A period in which untold privations and unprecedented trials were mingled with the noblest spiritual triumphs was now commencing. The day-star of Bahá’u’lláh’s ministry was about to reach its zenith. The most momentous years of the Heroic Age of His Dispensation were at hand. The catastrophic process, foreshadowed as far back as the year sixty by His Forerunner in the Qayyúmu’l-Asmá, was beginning to be set in motion.” (God Passes By, page 100)

Operating Days and Hours

The Holy Place at Istanbul is open for visit;

Monday 10:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 10:00 - 14:00
Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
Friday 10:00 - 16:00

The Holy Spot (Fatih) Istanbul is close on below dates

01 January 2020 Official Holiday
20 March 2020 Baha’i Holiday
20 April 2020 Baha’i Holiday
23 April 2020 Official Holiday
28 April 2020 Baha’i Holiday
01 May 2020 Officail Holiday
01 May 2020 Baha’i Holiday
19 May 2020 Official Holiday
23 May 2020 Baha’i Holiday
24 May 2020 Official Holiday
25 May 2020 Official Holiday

26 May 2020 Official Holiday
28 May 2020 Baha’i Holiday
09 July 2020 Baha’i Holiday
15 July 2020 Official Holiday
31 July 2020 Official Holiday
01 August 2020 Official Holiday
02 August 2020 Official Holiday
03 August 2020 Official Holiday
30 August 2020 Official Holiday
18 October 2020 Baha’i Holiday
19 October 2020 Baha’i Holiday
29 October 2020 Official Holiday
01 January 2021 Official Holiday

“Birlik çadırı kuruldu; birbirinize yabancı gözüyle bakmayınız. Hepiniz bir ağacın meyveleri ve bir dalın yapraklarısınız. Bir elin parmakları ve bir vücudun uzuvları gibi olun.”
–Bahai Yazıları