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Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
Phone Number: +351 262 605 240
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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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A total surprise!

I was not expecting this at all. The place was beautiful and we visited when all the allium were in bloom. The place was amazing and tranquil. Great statues, interesting art... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It was a nice walk in the propriety, beautiful garden and water all over the place. Lots of art and buda sculpture also. I would say it is a kid of eccentric. It is not absolutely my taste, would be spectacular if it was a good art curator in my opinion. But I recommend the tour, interesting and well organized.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I was not expecting this at all. The place was beautiful and we visited when all the allium were in bloom. The place was amazing and tranquil. Great statues, interesting art and beautiful gardens on a grand scale. And very varied - loved the water features. Totally unexpected and really worthwhile visiting. We bought some estate wines and these were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A beautiful garden with a lake, Buddhas and a little bit of Africa. If you don't want to or can't walk, you can take the panoramic train

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Bacalhôa Buddha Eden is unique and magnificent. There are different thematic areas with sculptures of different countries. We are glad you enjoyed the visit and we hope to have the pleasure of having your visit again in this and in the others spaces of Bacalhôa Group. More 

Maia, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to visit, nice gardens and clean spaces. Very accessible and with two options to eat: a restaurant and a snack bar.

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your comments, they are important to us and motivate us. Bacalhôa Buddha Eden soon will present new areas. We hope to have the pleasure of having your visit again in this and in others spaces of Bacalhôa Group such as, our Bacalhoa headquarters, Aliança Underground Museum and Quinta do Carmo. More 

Needham, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow - we were very impressed with the gardens and not only the unlimited Buddah's but the African statues, modern art statues and the flowers and landscape. The entire place is overwhelming beautiful and awe inspiring as you stand near the top garden and look out over the entire landscape. Walk up to the large Buddah's and feel the impressiveness... More 

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

First of all, thank you very much for your kind words and for the time spent on detailing your visit to Bacalhoa Buddha Eden Garden. Your comments are important to us and motivate us. Bacalhoa Buddha Eden soon will present new areas. We hope to have the pleasure of having your visit again in this and in the others spaces... More 

Buckinghamshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a lovely day out drove there large car park. . Toilets just by car park very unusual crystals on entrance . Very reasonable to get in . You need a day there really to see it all . Lovely restaurant / cafe sit indoors or out where there's turtles in pond . With fountain . There's a land train... More 

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the time spent on detailing your visit to Bacalhoa Buddha Eden Garden. It is very gratifying to feel that we have achieved our main goal: the satisfaction of our visitors. We hope to receive your visit again and continue to deserve your praise. More 

Eastbourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely well laid out place to visit. For 3 Euros entrance & an optional 3 euros for a little train trip, exceptional value for money. Beautiful sculptures in lovely settings. Food & drink available with seating. It was such a lovely atmosphere that my son proposed to his girlfriend there. Highly recommended.

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your comments. We hope to have the pleasure of having your visit again in this and in the others places of the Bacalhôa Group such as, our Bacalhôa headquarters, Aliança Underground Museum and Quinta do Carmo. More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing art and carvings. So much to see - we only had an hour as part of a wine tour, which wasn't enough. Fascinating. Would've been nice to explore further and bring a picnic as the surroundings are charming with a lot to look at

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

No doubt Bacalhôa Buddha Eden conveys peace and amazing magic. It is a place to enjoy with all the calm and serenity, enjoying all the energy that our space transmits and appreciate, in detail, every corner. With regard to picnics, they are not allowed in our garden. We hope to have the pleasure of your visit again. Thus, you will... More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We had a recommendation to visit Bacalhoa as a wine tasting venue. We got there and that was certainly not the case. If you wish to taste the beautiful local wine you need to book at least a week in advance to do so. I thought this was poor. Restaurant is more of a cafeteria with only a buffet option... More 

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Thank you for your appreciation. Bacalhôa Buddha Eden is the largest oriental garden of Europe, so most people who visit it, want essentially to see and enjoy the sculptures and landscapes. If your main interest is to do a wine tasting we advise you to come to our Bacalhôa headquarters in Azeitão. More 

Central Portugal, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We've been wanting to go to Buddha Eden for ages, and we weren't disappointed. This place is calm and relaxing. The landscaped gardens are beautiful, sculptures everywhere. This place is suitable for all ages. Restaurant is also good with food and drink at reasonable prices. My only complaint is there was only one sign with Buddha Eden on it, that's... More 

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BacalhoaVP, Gerente de relações públicas at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit and for your comments, they are important to us and motivate us. We guarantee that we will take into account your comments for future improvement actions. More 

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