Calm Above the City :: Bahá’í Temple

Last night, I arrived back into Santiago from Torres del Paine, Patagonia.  It was without a doubt one of the most peaceful places I have been; the scenery, the sounds and the quietness created a sense of calm (I can’t wait to tell you about it next week!)

But, we can’t always fly away to find peace and calm, you can find it just where you are. However, this isn’t a blog post to tell you about mindfulness, yoga, meditation and mandala colouring (which are great ways to find peace!)  It’s a post to tell you about a beautiful place of calm in Santiago:  The Bahá’í Temple.DSC09081DSC09090DSC09067DSC09087DSC09063

The Bahá’í temple in the Peñalolen area of Santiago, was completed at the end of last year.  It’s the only temple of it’s kind in South America so we are very lucky to have it close to us!  The architecture is just stunning and so unique.  It looks like large leaf shapes all coming together to form the shape of a bud.DSC09066DSC09069DSC09100

We couldn’t take photos inside as it’s an area of quiet and meditation but as you gaze up to the ceiling, you see all of the leaf like parts of the temple join together.  DSC09072DSC09079DSC09074DSC09078

Whats more, the temple is surrounded by mountains and looks down on the city so the surroundings just add to the magic.DSC09077DSC09082DSC09065DSC09070

It was great to see so many people visiting the temple to take in the view, see the architecture and have a moment of calm.  I think it would be a beautiful place to see the sunset!DSC09098DSC09096DSC09095DSC09093DSC09075DSC09071DSC09064

Where do you find calm in the city?

Marcella xx

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35 thoughts on “Calm Above the City :: Bahá’í Temple

  1. So cool! I was so curious about what this building was when I saw it on your Instagram. Wow such an interesting temple… I love the architecture. And it is HUGE! Hopefully next time, you can go back for sunset. 🙂

  2. The architecture of the temple is so beautiful and so unique! I never would have thought that it was close to Santiago! And you’re totally right the surrounding location totally adds the calming feeling, that I’m sure helps with meditation!

  3. This place is incredible! We have Bahai Temples here in Los Angeles but they look nothing like this. Interesting to know Santiago was chosen to be the home of this piece. Initially, I didn’t know what it was.

  4. What an amazing building and a fantastic location. It makes me feel calm just looking at the photos 🙂

  5. That is such a cool building! I can safely say I’ve never seen anything like it. And what a beautiful setting they chose. Did it take long for you to get there?

  6. What a wonderfully strange, but compelling design. Modern architecture is often quite hit and miss, but I think this works.

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