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Bacalhoa Buddha Eden

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Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 966 219 519
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This tour takes you to the heart of Obidos region and with a history linked...

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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Amazing place for Buddhists

Amazing statues of the Buddha amazing models one of best experience of my life as a buddhist for four people to get in it was only €10

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Matteos94
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Amazing statues of the Buddha amazing models one of best experience of my life as a buddhist for four people to get in it was only €10

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Thank Matteos94
Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We visited Buddha Eden more out of curiosity than anything else and were surprised to find a very large and varied collection of spiritual statues and icons. There is also a sculpture collection which would have been worth the very modest entry fee on its own. There is a very relaxing atmosphere and would be an excellent place to chill... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

The garden is incredible. We took the 25-30minute train ride through the park and then walked parts of the park. It is tranquil and exquisite. Statues embedded in the earth and surroundings, creating a magical place that is spellbinding yet calm and tranquil. It's a peaceful place and has a nice selection of wines to buy when exiting the parking.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

What a terrible place. Nothing that would even make me think of buddhism. Several of the other reviews with "terrible" rating clearly lay out how bad it is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

Nice place to walk and chill. You can find here hundreds of statues and the garden is very beautiful. I have visited a couple of times . Will return for sure !

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3 Thank Angelina S
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

We have just moved to the area and decided to visit Buddha Eden on a warm and sunny December afternoon. We were amazed and humbled by the vision of the philanthropist who created it. We will definitely go again. It's a cheap, interesting place to take our English visitors and we will buy some of their reasonably priced wine.

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1 Thank Jane C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

A lot of beautiful stuff here. Not quite where you would expect to find it but lots is great pieces in an evolving park - they are clearly working hard to add more to the collection and to landscape more areas to show off the collection at its best.

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1 Thank EdGHTW
Andover, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

We visited this attraction with friends that lived locally and had been a number of times before. Although they had described this place to us, we still found it somewhat odd to see it for ourselves! We have never seen 'real' Buddhas before and found them all quite attractive. The addition of the Africa part was a bonus. The area... More 

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1 Thank Ronald M
Caldas da Rainha, Portugal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

Excellent value day out with plenty to see. Stunning views over the gardens when you enter. You can catch the mini train to take you around, many stops on the way. Disappointed with the Warriers, they were painted Blue on our visit with friends. Didn't look at all like the pictures on the the website. I would personally visit on... More 

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1 Thank safwmat
Newbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2015

Unexpected find, didn't see it advertised anywhere, advised to go by friend. Definitely worth a visit.

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