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Address: Quinta dos Loridos, Bombarral 2540-480, Portugal
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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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Visited this attraction for the second time last week. We first visited two years ago and the park has improved a lot since then as was evident by the increase in number of... read more

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Visited this attraction for the second time last week. We first visited two years ago and the park has improved a lot since then as was evident by the increase in number of visitors. Price is great, at only €4 a ticket, it is great value. There are plenty of sculptures to view in beautiful surroundings. The train is an... More 

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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited this with my parents ( both in their 80's), we had a lovely time, but it is only for people who enjoy sculpture. We particularly liked the African garden because we have seen similar sculpture in the U.K. It was rather bizarre that the Terracotta Army is painted blue, maybe a reference to the blue tiles and ceramics... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is the worst Buddhist theme visit that I have ever made in my life. The garden is beautiful but the association with alcohol and economic interests, make this visit unbearable, only interesting for those who like climbing statues for pictures and make noise all the time.

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Shepshed, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Before our stay in the local village of Carvahal, we had read about this place and knew that we had to check it out. We spent hours here, there was so much to see we ended up not being able get round every single part of the gardens. However, ever bit of the gardens we saw was brilliant, the views... More 

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Bray, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been to Buddha Eden every time we have been to this area of Portugal. It is a hidden gem. There is something for everyone. A train that takes you around the gardens, for the small people or the not so steady on the feet people. Each time we have come there are new areas open and lots of... More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Treat this delightful garden as a sculpture park and you won't be disappointed. A distinct lack of marketing , apart from the wine shop . This is to be praised in some ways but could do with guide sheet , a few more road signs and annual ticket option .(for locals) Beautiful gardens , well kept and good access. Yes,... More 

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Ok taste is a very personal thing! Personally.. this was so bad that I burst out into laughter. From the concrete looking statues to hysterical bright blue painted Xian Terracotta warriors, why would someone do this? coins stuck with chewing gum onto the statues and it is all just so tacky. There is also no relation between the religions, or... More 

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

The sculptures in this garden are beautiful and varied, from the terra cotta soldiers to the Buddhas, from the animal sculptures to the modern sculptures. We were there in the off season so there went many flowers but the gardens were still nice and well kept. My only complaint is that it was hard to find.

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Burgess Hill, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 March 2017

This place is a haven of peace in Central Portugal. We visited a few years ago but it has been vastly improved and expanded. There is a road train that can be used to ferry one around the site, getting off and re-joining it, to move on to the next stop. The restaurant near the entrance serves plato de dia... More 

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Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

My family is Buddhist so I'm a little unsure what to make of this place. The grounds are expansive and the collection of art and Buddhas was on the one hand interesting but super bizarre seeing people climbing all over the sculptures. Since I had a car in glad we took this small detour from Obidos to see the garden,... More 

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