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The Buddha Eden Garden

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Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Carvalhal 2540-480, Portugal
Phone Number: (+351) 262 605 240
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Description: This tour takes you to the heart of Obidos region and with a history...
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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This is our 4th visit to this site and still enjoyed the walk around the lake /seeing the statues of budda etc This time we also went around the site on the train car really... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We decided to go to the Buddha Eden Garden as stop over, midway a 4 hour drive. We didn't want to stay too long, just rest a bit, have lunch and continue with the drive. So instead of the walk we decided to get the comboio (train) to be faster. The staff member that sold us the ticket said that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

This is our 4th visit to this site and still enjoyed the walk around the lake /seeing the statues of budda etc This time we also went around the site on the train car really enjoyed the view of the mass of Agapanthus flowers

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

Thoroughly recommend this for a day out for family, friends, couples and individuals. A variety of sculptures and artwork adorn the well landscaped park, in addition to the many Buddhas and stunning flowers and trees. The new African garden which is almost finished has a huge number of carvings and statues including animals such as elephants, giraffes and birds. There... More 

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Coimbra, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Great place for a quiet, peacefull walk. There are lakes, fishes, statues and trees gracefully placed in the garden. Take your time to enjoy the place. You will love it as i did. Only downside: you are in your own. There is no guide.

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Dear João Paulo P., thank you for your kind words. For us, having this kind of feedback is something that we care about and work for. Although is not the first time that our visitors state that having a guided tour would help to understand a little bit more, as the Buddha Eden Garden is a free walking space allowing... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Oh, my goodness! What an unexpected delight. This is an amazing garden of Buddhas and so Much more. The owners conceived this place As a refuge and to honor the immense Buddhas In Asia that have been destroyed in recent wars. Come here!!!

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Dear bkriehl, thank you for your recommendation. You are always welcome. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Great gardens and sculptures. Peace and quiet. The Buddha's were awesome and the food is very good and great wine we had a lovely afternoon out I recommend the white wine named caterina it's divine

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Dear Tanz74, thank you for your evaluation and recommedation. We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your day. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Today was windy we were looking for interesting and fun and we got one of the loveliest days ever for next to nothing!

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Dear Laurasparkles, thank you so much ! Super ! More 

Lisbon, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

A great place to spend the afternoon with family/ friends. It’s very peaceful with a great scenery. There are several Buddha statues, terracotta warriors, and art sculptures, with a lake in the middle of everything. Although it’s a beautiful place, I have to say that there should be more to do, like some bicycles to rent, boats to enjoy the... More 

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Sofia R, thank you for your comment and recommendations. Hopefully you had a great day. More 

Kristiansand, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The garden is so large that even when there are quite a few visitors, one can still find peace while walking around the paths looking at all the different statues and sculptures representing not just Buddhism but also Hinduism, etc. On a nice day, the walk is very enjoyable (I have not been there in wet weather but suspect it... More 

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Bacalhoa V, Gerente de relações públicas at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

John-A-49, thank you for your observations. We were pleased that you enjoyed the day. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

In a nice spring or autumn day, ou can easily spend 3 hours in this garden of eden. Lots of spaces and corners with beautiful or curious art pieces. Dozens of buddhas and hundreds of clay soldiers will provide plenty of motifs for picture taking. It's a shame the garden doesn't come with explanations, either paper flyers or audioguides. I... More 

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Address: Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Carvalhal 2540-480, Portugal
Phone Number: (+351) 262 605 240
Location: Europe  >  Portugal  >  Central Portugal  >  Santarem District  >  Carvalhal

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