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Buddha Eden Garden

Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
+351 262 605 240
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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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Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
+351 262 605 240
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We went on a super hot day (40ºC), but since our trip was already planned we went for it. Despite the heat, we really enjoyed the park, there were a lot of spots with shade, in case one goes on a really sunny day. The...More

Thank Rute S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I discovered this when looking for things to do around the Nazarè region and I'm so glad I did! We visited this past week and it is such a beautiful place, easy to get to and find with free onsite parking and wifi. The price...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a wonderful place with several Buddhas statues and others as well as great ponds with fishes and ducks. Take your time, take great pictures, enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and at the end visit the wine store, you may find something you like 😉

Thank Mapa_AI
Reviewed 1 week ago

We hired a car from Obidos to drive us around the area. Our hotel phoned for a driver. The gardens are beautiful. You could easily spend the whole day here, exploring all the nooks and pathways. There are numerous statues, terracotta warriors, and many discoveries...More

Thank leon063
Reviewed 1 week ago

Espaço maravilhoso para relaxar um pouco e passear. Envolve nos numa certa espiritualidade e Relaxamento. Aconselho a levarem água pois em todo o jardim não vi nenhum bebedouro./ Wonderful space to relax a little and stroll. It involves us in a certain spirituality and Relaxation....More

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a most unexpected winery visited! The garden is spread over many, many hectares and is quite spectacular. Local artwork mingled with traditional religious sculptures makes for a fabulous stroll around. It is a very peaceful and relaxing environment and definitely worth a visit....More

Thank Jayne512013
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A very eclectic garden. Absolutely beautiful to walk through and enjoy the air and scenery. Although some of the art work is strange to me it was pleasant and fun to walk through. It is very different which makes it must to see!

Thank kdeats
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very good place to while away a morning.. the gardens are well laid out and very well maintained with lots of little paths to provide a cool wander away from other people. Oriental statuary is amazing, but I especially valued the chance to see...More

Thank Phillipa S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Although I feared the place would be a bit tacky, it was a nice surprise to walk across beautiful gardens filled with Asian and modern art.

Thank FrenchTraveler001
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were fortunate to have a guided tour of the house and gardens with a family member of the owners, and the story behind the project is quite extraordinary. The huge gardens are owned,designed and maintained by a family originally from Madeira, who emigrated to...More

Thank BrianS1946
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Melissa D
Are you open tomorrow ( good Friday)
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 !
I will be staying in Obidos and would like to make a day trip to the garden. I will NOT be renting a car. How can I get there?
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
How to go there from Lisbon? Do you have any idea please help me
18 October 2016|
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Response from Tn63h | Reviewed this property |
Take the A8 from Lisbon and exit at the Bombarral turning. It's about 35-40 mins