Bacalhoa Buddha Eden
Bacalhoa Buddha Eden
4.5
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:30 PM
About
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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  • Nicole Garcìa
    Portalegre, Portugal86 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Good day spent
    Awesome, my mother had the best time exploring basically everything and so did I, my father liked it but said that was missing water fountains for us to drink in the parts more far away of the coffees and restaurant. I think I enjoyed most the "hidden" statues near the 13 exposition, and the peacocks. Thank you for giving us the most beautiful space to enjoy 🖤💚🩵🤍
    We appreciate your visit and opinion about our garden =)
    Written June 29, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 28, 2023
  • TequilaPepita
    Bangkok, Thailand3,127 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Totally unexpected nice surprise!
    After visiting Quinta do Sanguinha, our friends suggested to go to nearby Buddha Eden garden. Having lived over 30 years in Asia, we were not very keen but eventually agreed to go. This was completely the opposite of what we expected. A beautiful landscaped garden with many soap stone sculptures in addition to Buddha images. We were very fortunate as the blue color of the Agapantes in full bloom added to the spectacle. Highly recommended!
    Obrigada pela sua recomendação, suas palavras enche-nos o coração de alegria! :)
    Written July 14, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 8, 2023
  • Lucie K
    16 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing
    Beautiful gardens and so clearly well kept and looked after. We really enjoyed our walk around and the little train ride. The turtles and koi were a really nice highlight for me! definitely recommend!
    Thank you so much for your wonderfull feedback! =)
    Written July 27, 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written July 20, 2023
  • p00ky
    34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Really enjoyable experience. Very unique place.
    Absolutely loved this place. So pleased we stopped here on our drive up from Albufeira to Nazare. Expected to spend a short time just having a quick look around but its so big and there is so much to see you can easily spend a few hours here if you take your time. Spotlessly clean and very well maintained. It was a great and unique experience. I highly recommend stopping here if in the area.
    Thank you very much for your lovely feedback about our garden =)
    Written January 19, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited January 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written January 16, 2024
  • AtlantaMadman
    Decatur, Georgia81 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    You Won't Believe This One-of-a-Kind Exhibition
    One the way to another destination, we needed a break and took a chance on an outdoor museum curated by a man with a mission. What we found was acres and acres of sculptures, creations of all kinds, organized in gardens, on faux savannahs, around water, in the woods. You have to see it believe it. Plan to spend several hours and never cease to be amazed. 6 stars!
    Thank you so much for your amazing feedback! We are very glad you enjoyed your experience with us.
    Written February 16, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 13, 2024
  • Diane W
    Cheadle, United Kingdom5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wow Absolutely fantastic
    We were travelling in Portugal with our German shepherd dog.(A big dog). Wow this place is amazing. Our dog was welcome and no charge.Adults €6 each an absolute bargain. The place was very quiet so we felt like we had it to ourselves. It is so well designed ,everywhere you look there is something interesting to see. The metallic African animals,the bhuddas, the individual artwork it is truly amazing. A bonus is the wine shop at the end. Don't miss a visit to this place
    Muito obrigada pelo seu feedback! As nossas portas estão sempre abertas para a receber! =)
    Written March 15, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 10, 2024
  • jubieSheffield
    38 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A beautiful park
    It was a beautiful park, and quite big, the statues and sculptures are amazing. It was so peaceful and not many people there, we practically had the park to ourselves. There was also a few cafes, and plenty of tables. They also have a train for an extra charge to take you round the park, this is ideal if you have small children, and also elderly or not able to walk far. It’s Well worth a visit.
    É com muita satisfação que recebemos o seu comentário ao nosso espaço! Volte sempre! :)
    Written May 24, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 18, 2024
  • Allis0n8
    Billericay, United Kingdom177 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Interesting statue garden
    Fun visit before venturing onto Óbidos. Unfortunately it was raining when we arrived but we went for the (18 euro lunch cafeteria style in the park- starter, salad,main course, desert, coffee and wine.) After we staggered out the sun was out and a walk around the garden was just what we needed. So many interesting statutes in a beautiful setting. The wine for sale after in the shop was very reasonable as well. There is a tourist train to catch if you don’t want to walk doubles the price though.
    É com muita satisfação que recebemos o seu comentário ao nosso espaço! Volte sempre! :)
    Written June 7, 2024
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited May 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written May 24, 2024
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Phil G
Scarborough, United Kingdom78 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
On a recent trip to see my sister, we decided to spend an afternoon at this amazing garden/park. We travelled to Bombarral via train from Lisbon and then took a walk through the vineyards and orchards to this magical hidden gem of a place. I think it was 10 euros two enter which included being able to go on a motor train around the gardens and hop-on-hop-off at various key points around the gardens. The African gardens are slightly hidden away from main park route but is a fantastic recreation of the animals migrating across the 'African' plains. Elephants, Wildebeest, Crocodiles, Giraffes, Hippos and more recreated out of salvaged metal. The Buddha statues are fantastic and whole place is great to explore and would be great for families and friends. Such a peaceful place as well. We also ate at the cafe near the lake and it was good for a simple lunch and sit under the shade whilst enjoying the surroundings. We will probably come back again at some point as there is so much more to explore. The only thing that would have been good is to have had maybe a few things purely related to the gardens to purchase in the store or for small bottles of the Bacalhoa estate wines and spirits to make it easier to take home a momento.
Written October 1, 2022
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We appreciate your appearance and observations. Keep visiting us and we promise to surprise you with every visit! :D
Written October 7, 2022
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AmarilisVos
Jabbeke, Belgium2,297 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022
We visited this place September 24th. Free parking is available in front of the entrance. This park is huge, but for an additional fee you can hop on and off a little train. In addition to monuments of different religions, you will see contemporary art.
There is an eatery with different menus.
Written November 12, 2022
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Thank you for the positive feedback. Hope you enjoy the visit! :)
Written November 18, 2022
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Chris W
Congleton, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2021 • Friends
We loved visiting this beautifully kept, atmospheric, tranquil open-air space. We heard about it accidentally but were pleased that we did. We travelled on the train and passed a happy couple of hours admiring the Buddha statues and other sculptures in such a delightful setting.
Written November 5, 2021
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Kevin Y
Azeitao, Portugal49 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020
I was unsure what to expect and i was blown away with the beauty of the park.
The park is well designed and flows so naturally giving you the opportunity to absorb all of the park. There are great display's of modern art and an African sculpture garden. The 'Staircase of the golden Buddhas' is amazing with a view up to the Giant Buddha.

If you don't want to walk around you can get the train and hop on and off. It stops at three different points in the park.

I will return again, loved the tranquility
Written August 7, 2020
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Terri
Cork, Ireland46 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 • Couples
Amazing, tranquil Park. Spotless. Well laid out. We really loved it but didn't have enough time. Followed Google recommendation on public transport. We took the train which should have been 2 hours - ended up 3.5 - reducing our time in the park. We had 2 hours in the end. Saw most things but it was very rushed. No time to sit and absorb the tranquility. We discovered from the very helpful staff that there is actually a scheduled express bus that runs between Lisbon City center (in the new town) and Bombarrel. It takes 45 mins, no stops. Get the metro to Lisbon Campo Grande station. The bus terminus is just outside. The bus company is Rapida Verde. €7.90 per adult single.

Buddha Park is well worth the trip. We're going to try get back and have more time to enjoy the art.
Written November 3, 2022
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Thank you for taking your time to let us know your feedback and for visiting us! We hope to see you again in our beautiful garden! :)
Written November 4, 2022
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Dina M
Minneapolis, MN68 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2021
This park is relatively new. Founded by a rich philanthropist of Portuguese origin it promotes diversity and tolerance - two features sorely missed in the modern world.
It is so very different from other attractions in Portugal in terms of what it shows. Two distinct parts of the sprawling exhibit: a buddha park with a multitude of buddha statues and blue Chinese solgiers; and a second part representing modern art by African sculptors. The second part even impressed me more. You will see hordes of buffalo, monkeys, elephants, lions, all of them made of welded metal and life-size. Also many stone-cut beautiful modern sculptures, very expressive and emotional.

At the end of your visit, you will go through a wine shop/tasting hall where you can taste and buy nice wines produced here at the property.
Written September 16, 2021
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hans-jaguar
Santa Comba Dao, Portugal23,632 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2020
Wel it was our first trip after the "State of Emergency" here in Portugal.
WE had seen the garden before, but we have to admit that is has changed allot during the past years!
It is very nice made and you have it easy to walk around, but you have to caunt on about 4 hours to see the complete garden, but for the people who do not can or want to walk there is also a small train who is driving you through the garden. Ther are a few toilets in the garden, very clean, and there is also a shop and restaurant.
Written May 22, 2020
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Nicole Garcìa
Portalegre, Portugal86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
Awesome, my mother had the best time exploring basically everything and so did I, my father liked it but said that was missing water fountains for us to drink in the parts more far away of the coffees and restaurant.
I think I enjoyed most the "hidden" statues near the 13 exposition, and the peacocks.
Thank you for giving us the most beautiful space to enjoy 🖤💚🩵🤍
Written June 28, 2023
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We appreciate your visit and opinion about our garden =)
Written June 29, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John V
Denver, Colorado, United States11 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2021 • Couples
Fantastic, dog friendly, amazing park and gardens. The sculptures, terracotta warriors, Buddha’s, African art, modern art were all beautiful. The way the park is layed out with the flowers, bamboo forests, palm trees and stone walkways was incredibly well placed. The ponds with the Koi and turtles were also very cool. Highly recommend and will hope to revisit another time.
Written May 26, 2021
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TequilaPepita
Bangkok, Thailand3,127 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2023 • Friends
After visiting Quinta do Sanguinha, our friends suggested to go to nearby Buddha Eden garden. Having lived over 30 years in Asia, we were not very keen but eventually agreed to go. This was completely the opposite of what we expected. A beautiful landscaped garden with many soap stone sculptures in addition to Buddha images. We were very fortunate as the blue color of the Agapantes in full bloom added to the spectacle. Highly recommended!
Written July 8, 2023
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Obrigada pela sua recomendação, suas palavras enche-nos o coração de alegria! :)
Written July 14, 2023
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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