The oriental garden with around 35 hectares of land was created as a reaction 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.
Wine and Art Concept
From Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and the various carefully-placed sculptures which can be found throughout the gardens, it is estimated that more than six thousand tons of marble and granite were used to create this monumental work of art. The central staircase is the focal point of the garden, where the golden Buddhas offer you a calm welcome. At the central lake, KOI fish can be seen, and sculpted dragons rise out of the water. The Modern and Contemporary Sculpture Garden provides a space in nature to appreciate modern art. The African Sculpture Garden is dedicated to the Shona people of Zimbabwe who have been hand-sculpting stone into works of art for nearly a thousand years. The Shona believes in ancestral spirits known as "Vadzimu". In their sculptures they demonstrate the unity between these two worlds, the physical and the spiritual.
January/February/March/April/October/November/December: 9h00 - 18h00 (last entry at 17:30);
May/June/July/August/September: 9h00 - 19h00 (last entry at 18:30h);
Garden, Shop, Restaurant and Snack Bar open every day. (Closed on 1st January and 25th December)
The visit to Bacalhôa Buddha Eden is free, that is, there are no guided tours.
It is not necessary to make a reservation.
- Visit to the Garden Exhibition - 6€
- Train Tours Fee - 6€
Free entrance to the Garden for children up to 12 years old (inclusive).
Free train travel for children up to 3 years old (inclusive).
DIRECTIONS TO BACALHÔA BUDDHA EDEN:
A8 Exit No 12 (Carvalhal / Delgada)
At exit go left (From North or South)
At the roundabout take 2nd exit Follow signs to Buddha Eden
O Bacalhôa Buddha Eden distances 3 km from the A8 exit.
RECOMMENDATIONS & WARNINGS
No picnics are allowed within the garden. We have a restaurant (all-inclusive buffet service) and a snack bar.
No animals are allowed in the garden except for dogs that must remain on a leash at all times. Dogs must be identified in some way with name, address or phone number of the owner.
No vehicles are allowed in the gardens except for wheelchairs and baby carriages.
We have a large car park at the entrance to the gardens. Although we have security for the gardens, we still advise our visitors to please be sure to lock their cars and keep any valuables out of sight. We do not take any responsibility for damage or theft to 3rd party vehicles or property.
Help us preserve the environment. There are litter bins provided throughout the garden and restrooms situated in the car park and in the garden.
Bacalhôa Buddha Eden
Quinta dos Loridos