Buddha Eden Garden, Bombarral

(4.5/5 based on 800+ reviews on the web)
Home to an extensive collection of Buddhas, statues, and other Asian-inspired artwork, Buddha Eden Garden is the largest Oriental complex of its kind in Europe. Founded in 2001 as a reaction to the Taliban's destruction of the famous Banyan Buddhas in Afghanistan, the garden has endeavored to preserve their memory. Wander the 35 hectares (86 acres) of green space with ponds, fountains, and pagodas, and try to get in touch with the area's mission of peace and understanding. You certainly won't miss the gigantic reclining Buddha statue designed to resemble those at Banyan, or the 2,200 individual replicas of China's famous Terra Cotta soldiers. Be sure to stop by the on-site wine store for a chance to sample one of Portugal's most famous exports, produced by a local company. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Buddha Eden Garden and many more Bombarral attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Bombarral trip generator.
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  • I really liked this space makes us relax. I will be back for sure, I advise you to visit on foot and with the map and much easier to arrange a visit! I will be back for sure!!
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  • I confess that I had high expectations ... was to see some "statues" and ready! My bad ... have a beautiful gardens, fantastic works of art and all the surroundings makes the visit a unique experience. I really liked the parts relating to African art, the beautiful gardens. Is still evolving ... as if note by the sites that are being targeted by landscape arrangement. Also I like the way they put the old olive trees trimmed as a bonsai. I can't help but notice the price is cheap for the location and lack of civility to visitors because the statue lying on larger dimensions has several inscriptions recorded the knife or something similar ... unfortunate.
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  • Even on a day with rain, the gardens are wonderful. To repeat in days of blue sky and photograph. Gardens and train cost 7 €.
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  • Absolutely stunning, trabquil and so many sculptures to see. Very good value for money as entry price was very reasonable, young children are free and a glass of wine, at the cafe, was cheap. We also bought a couple of bottles of wine at the shop. Very impressed.
  • FABULOUS. Beautiful. Inspiring. Best way I can think of to spend 3 euros and an afternoon. Lovely peaceful grounds, excellent thought-provoking sculptures, a pagoda on a lake, ... this has got to be one of the best open air art galleries in the world. Plus it attached to Quinta da Loridos.. producers of amazingly good wine, which you can buy in their beautiful wine shop. PLUS its a 3/4 minute drive form the best Thai restaurant in Portugal...check out Supatra Thai, Carvalhal. Best day out ever!!!!
  • Cool sculpture garden. Haven't seen anything like this in Portugal. Worth the visit if you are nearby.
  • Bonkers. Yep, this place is bonkers. In a really fun way. Somebody has a real obsession with collecting and displaying ginormous buddha statues. Also of note is the blue terracotta warriors and some equally humongous modern art. A nice break from the wine tours of this area and definitely worth an hour or two of your time. Look for the terrapins in the pond by the cafe.
  • Cool collection of Buddhist statues. Big property, easy to find places to just be in silence.