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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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Great place to visit the train is a must and a top ranch camera rather than an iPhone 😎but altogether a great day out we could even see our relatives house from where we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

Great place to visit the train is a must and a top ranch camera rather than an iPhone 😎but altogether a great day out we could even see our relatives house from where we were 10/10

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Sintra, Portugal
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

An amazing garden of beauty and peace, and a curiosity cabinet in open air... I really don't know how to describe it, but I recommend everybody to go and feel it. amazing!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Got chatting to someone on the plane to Lisbon who told me about this place - just as well as would never have found out about it on my own as this place is not widely advertised or even signposted! It's located approx 15 min drive from Obidos / 40 mins drive from Nazare in Carvalhal. it's an absolute hidden... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

It took some finding because the directions and sign posting for this attraction are almost non existent . It was definatelly worth the search and turned out to be one of the nicest attractions we visited whilst in Western Portugal . The entrance fee is minimal €2.50 and you can get a lovely lunch from the on site restaurant again... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Absolutely worth visiting if you're in lovely western Portugal as long as you realise it won't be like anywhere else you've ever been! Acres of landscaped gardens, lakes and sculptures set in the rolling vineyards and orchards that make this region a delight, Huge granite carved Buddha's were the starting point I believe and now statuary and sculptures, big and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

An unexpected jewel in the countryside but a strange blend of Buddha statues, Terracotta Army and modern sculptures with large ponds/lakes surrounded by vineyards. Excellent cafe and well worth the 2.50 euro entrance fee.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

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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Bacalhoa V, Gerente geral at The Buddha Eden Garden, responded to this review

Dear Fernanda First of all, thank you very much for the time spent on detailing your visit to Bacalhoa Buddha Eden.Garden. We guarantee you that we will take your comments very seriously trying to keep improving ourselves. We look forward to welcome you back! Best regards 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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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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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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