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Bacalhoa Buddha Eden

Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
+351 262 605 240
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Óbidos and Buddha Eden Tour from Lisbon
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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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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
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"wine shop"
in 16 reviews
"water features"
in 6 reviews
"beautiful garden"
in 10 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 7 reviews
"small train"
in 8 reviews
"couple of hours"
in 9 reviews
"bring water"
in 3 reviews
"modern sculpture"
in 9 reviews
"snack bar"
in 3 reviews
"take your time"
in 3 reviews
"few hours"
in 6 reviews
"terracotta army"
in 7 reviews
"sunny day"
in 3 reviews
"for sale"
in 3 reviews
"oriental garden"
in 5 reviews
"sculpture park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Didn´t know about this park previously, but was a good way to spend the evening. It was still quite busy when we arrived around 4pm, but people started leaving and the park was almost empty by the time it started closing. I would recommend the...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

You pay 5€ to get inside a garden that they called it "the biggest buddhist garden"? There's a bunch of buddhist statues with no explanation of who they are, etc… Terrible maintenance, the statues are covered with tennis glued with chewing gum, people are jumping...More

Thank Ana Rita O
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A beautiful mix of sculptures- African, Buddhas, animals plus many more - set in landscaped gardens. I can’t think why this isn’t much more well known. I’d recommend to anyone (except kids under 9ish)

Thank Colin R
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Colin R, Gateful for your recommendations. We are glad you liked it. We hope you will visit us again

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Reviewed 29 April 2018

I've never seen anything like this place. 87 acres (35 hectares) of rolling parkland filled with art and ponds and flowers and birds. Though there are a lot of Buddhas, they are only a small portion of what is available here to see - I...More

Thank Dreamwoman
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dreamwoman, grateful for your kind words. We are pleased with your nice description.

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Reviewed 18 April 2018

The name put us off visiting for a long while, we were recommended to go as we were able to take our dog. Our visit was before lunch and it is easy to see the place would get very busy by the size of the...More

Thank cannytripper
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I personally was more impressed by the original art from around the world in marble, metal and stone than the Buddha icons. The all in lunch is good value for money especially if you are able to enjoy the wine. The site is set on...More

Thank RedScorpio
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

RedScorpio, thank you for your review. We appreciate your recommendation and we will certainly take it into consideration. Our visitors can get in and out of the train whenever they please as long as they stop at a proper stop. We are sorry for the...More

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Reviewed 29 March 2018 via mobile

I can honestly say that you do not have enough eyes to see all the beauty there is to see here! Amazing statues, wonderful manicured gardens, ponds... You feel you are in Asia. I absolutely did not want to leave. I will be back next...More

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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

956elskev, grateful for your kind words. We are pleased with your nice description and hope see you soon!

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Reviewed 16 February 2018

Not impressed by the art, too large and tacky. The landscaping is nice, and I enjoyed the walking paths. They have added wine tasting in the shop, good move.

Thank Diane J
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Diane J, we appreciate your comments, but we regret that you have not appreciated the pieces of art. Bacalhôa Buddha Eden is an enotourism area that belongs to Bacalhoa Vinhos de Portugal, a wine producer.

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Reviewed 30 December 2017 via mobile

The garden is interesting, with some very beautiful statues, budas and Oriental art. There are also some modern art statues very interesting. But the price is expensive, specially including the train. 3€ for the entrance and 4€ for the train. I think the train is...More

1  Thank André L
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

André L, we appreciate your comments and recommendations for future visitors. We will be waiting for your next visit.

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Reviewed 23 December 2017

We keep coming back and they keep adding new areas. Recently we saw the African sculptures section which has representative opal stone carvings from Zimbabwe, which are generally quite modern. If I had a suggestion for Budda Eden, it would be to add an art...More

Thank Emily_Bloom
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BacalhoaVP, Manager at Bacalhoa Buddha Eden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Emily_Bloom, we are pleased with your nice description. Hope see you soon!

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Response from Diane J | Reviewed this property |
I believe you will need to go to Lisbon first then you can take a bus or maybe a train. Buduah Eden is a good distance away from Bombaral so a taxi might work for the remainder of the distance. None of this is easy, I... More
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Melissa D
13 April 2017|
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Response from tony a | Reviewed this property |
give them a call , they speak English fine . Good Friday is the only Easter holiday here , so would expect staff to be reduced but visitors might be up !
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TorontoMom50
14 January 2017|
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Response from RichJCW | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry but I had a car so I do not know if there is transport
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