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Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 262 605 240
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Description: Join us for a visit of the Quinta dos Loridos, where the impressive Buddha...
Join us for a visit of the Quinta dos Loridos, where the impressive Buddha Eden - the largest oriental garden in Europe, can be found. The oriental garden with around 35 hectares of land was created as a reaction 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 throughout the gardens, it is estimated that some six thousand tons of marble and granite were used to create this monumental work of art. The central staircase is the focal point of the garden, where the golden Buddhas offer you a calm welcome. At the central lake, KOI (Japanese carp) fish can be seen, and sculpted dragons rise out of the water. There is also the opportunity to see the seven hundred hand-painted terracotta soldiers, each of them unique copies of those which were buried some 2,200 years ago. You will be truly enchanted with the peace and tranquillity of this unique and special place.
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Beautiful Place

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
João Paulo P
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Coimbra, Portugal
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Coimbra, Portugal
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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Kristiansand, Norway
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

budha eden is a very beautiful and pleasant place, the statues of the Buddhas are impressive and the terracotta army is very cute. The visit lasts well over two hours but who can not walk or do not want to go all the garden walk can use the train. I Recommend a visit to this beautiful garden.

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Coimbra District, Portugal
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Buddha Eden at Quinta dos Loridos is like travelling to the Orient without leaving Portugal. Once you pass the ticket stand, you enter a whole new world. The statues, the gardens, the lake, the landscape... All gives you a sense of calm and peace. If you go to visit, try to schedule at least 3 or 4 hours or, if... More 

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Bombarral
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

The Budha Eden is a place to visit and admire all the beauty around , the Budhas special esculpted in China and come to Loridos , name of the wine cellars on the premises.. This place is big it will take long to visit we can have a coffee on the premises and rest ... in the end go up... More 

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

A beautiful location with it's own Terracota army and a wonderful lake surrounded by buddhas and vines, tasty food served in the restaurant along with good wines and excellent service.

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