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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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Wonderful place to visit, excellent value for money!

We decided to travel slightly inland to get some sunshine on a misty day at the coast. Came across this wonderful attraction on the outskirts of Bombarrel. The gardens and... read more

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Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We decided to travel slightly inland to get some sunshine on a misty day at the coast. Came across this wonderful attraction on the outskirts of Bombarrel. The gardens and sculptures are fantastic and you can easily spend a day enjoying the scenery! Highly recommended and about 2mins drive from Praia del Rey, definitely worth another visit and only 3... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Wonderful peaceful place despite lots of cars in the car park when we arrived. The vast area the garden covers makes it feel like there is hardly anyone there. The statues/works of art are all amazing and entry is extremely reasonable at €3 each or a total of €6 to also use the small train that runs around the park.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Queued for a bit to get in, only 12€ for all of us.. Very reasonable. Really pretty and interesting garden to walk around. Plenty of shaded areas to stand when too hot. Adults were happy to wander and admire, younger children were bored and fed up and couldn't wait to get back to the pool. Train was packed and took... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a surprise! If weather to poor for the beach or you want to do something different, visit a must! Beautiful and plenty to see. My favourite was African gardens. You can ride a train but to see everything leasure walking is recommended. Again, wonderful place.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is a beautiful open space near the little town of Bombarral, with an eclectic but elegant collection of large and giant statues of Buddha and others, a large modern sculpture garden, an African sculpture section, beautifully landscaped, clean and even a little on/ off train, as it covers a vast area. Entrance is very reasonable, and the garden was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I was there a few times before it was finished and it was simply amazing. If the price is still 3 euros it is totally worth going!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Buddha Eden is beautiful, peaceful and inspiring. you can see lots of art around the buddah and some african culture.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely way to spend a day or part of it. Beautiful, well maintained, with beautiful art and well disposed elements.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brutal garden, you can see lots of art around the buddah and some african culture. I would recommend to go in a cloudy day, you can take really good photos and you wont be sweating due to hot weather. It is indeed a good substitute for a cloudy day at the beach.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is the best value 3 euros in the world!!! Buddha Eden is beautiful, peaceful and inspiring..full of wonderful sculptures and statues, set in lovely grounds around a lake. PLUS it is attached to Quinta dos Loridos, producers of fab wine which can be bought in their gorgeous shop. Plus it's 4 minutes drive from the best Thai restaurant in... More 

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