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Bacalhoa Buddha Eden

Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
+351 262 605 240
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This tour takes you to the heart of Obidos region and with a history linked to wine and sparkling wine production dating back to the XV Century, the Quinta dos Loridos estate is a unique place, where tranquillity and nature play a special role. It is from these vineyards that the grapes are picked for the production of top quality sparkling wines - those of the Loridos brand . Produced in the age old winery, a rod-press dating from the XVII Century can still be found here. The Classic Method ("Methode Champenoise") is used to produce the wine, the whole process of which is conducted manually. This is followed by a period of ageing in the cellar. The surroundings of the cellar perfectly complement its purpose: terraced gardens, a lake, a forest, vineyards, and the largest oriental gardens in Europe, the impressive Buddha Eden. Buddha Eden Garden: With circa 35 hectares, the garden was created and devised by the Comendador Jose Berardo, in response to the destruction of the Buddhas of Banyan, in which one of the greatest acts of cultural barbarity took place, erasing masterpieces of late-period Gandhara art. From Buddhas , pagodas, terracotta statues and the various carefully-placed sculptures which can be found among the gardens, it is estimated that some six thousand tons of marble and granite were used to create this monumental work of art. There are seven hundred hand-painted terracotta soldiers, each of them unique, copies of those which were buried, some of them 2,200 years ago. At the central lake, KOI (Japanese carp) fish can be seen, and sculpted dragons rise out of the water. The central staircase is the focal point of the garden, where the golden Buddhas offer you a calm welcome. This is the Quinta dos Loridos estate, a place which awakens the senses...
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Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
+351 262 605 240
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The garden is interesting, with some very beautiful statues, budas and Oriental art. There are also some modern art statues very interesting. But the price is expensive, specially including the train. 3€ for the entrance and 4€ for the train. I think the train is...More

Thank André L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We keep coming back and they keep adding new areas. Recently we saw the African sculptures section which has representative opal stone carvings from Zimbabwe, which are generally quite modern. If I had a suggestion for Budda Eden, it would be to add an art...More

Thank Emily_Bloom
Reviewed 19 November 2017

buddha eden is a trap for turist. 4 euros: sad imitation of an asiatic garden. A mix of incoherent gardens. zero esthetic. AVOID IT_

Thank Erica D
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Loved this place. Very relaxed and tranquil atmosphere. Beautiful gardens. Very well thought out. Still being added to.The land train is a great idea for people who are less mobile and young children. Lots of walking involved,often up hill. Well worth a visit. A mixture...More

1  Thank Mamaafrica06
Reviewed 19 October 2017

A cheap day out and quite unusual! Worth taking the little train if you have young children as its a big place to explore. I would bring snacks or a picnic as you can buy a 3 course meal with a drink but it is...More

1  Thank pam t
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Beautiful serene gardens, wonderful statues and art displays. Road train excellent for people with walking difficulties, Took elderly relatives aged 87 & 97. Best toilets by the outside café, very spacious bright and clean, toilet by the restaurant unpleasant smell and poor access for the...More

Thank Sheila L
Reviewed 30 August 2017

We have a holiday home near here so thought to bring our kids (7,6 and 4) here to check it out. It is definitely the product of an eccentric individual's mind! Lots of large recreations of south east Asian sculptures (happy Buddhas, Ganesh etc) mixed...More

Thank KirstinK K
Reviewed 27 August 2017

A wonderful green space and chance to breath in the country air. The park is wonderfully maintained and well worth a visit. For a relaxing day in the country it's tough to beat (there's even a little train that takes you around if you don't...More

Thank BrendanClark82
Reviewed 26 August 2017

The venue sounds a bit cheesy. A collection of asian and african artefacts and sculptures in a Portuguese winery garden. However, this a very impressive park with amazing reproductions and originals or buddhas, terracotta warriors, african sculptures, roman effigies and aniamls set out over a...More

1  Thank adrianm7
Reviewed 23 August 2017

we visited the gardens way back in 2012, it was wonderful. & we are going to see it again with the whole family next week.. could not visit the silver coast & not see this again.... it makes my heart sing

Thank busherg
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Melissa D
14 April 2017|
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Response from tony a | Reviewed this property |
give them a call , they speak English fine . Good Friday is the only Easter holiday here , so would expect staff to be reduced but visitors might be up !
15 January 2017|
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Response from RichJCW | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I had a car so I do not know if there is transport
19 October 2016|
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Response from Tn63h | Reviewed this property |
Take the A8 from Lisbon and exit at the Bombarral turning. It's about 35-40 mins