Bacalhôa Buddha Eden

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Discover a remarkable sculpture garden that spans 35 hectares and is located one hour outside of Lisbon.

An unexpected sanctuary may be found about an hour’s drive north of Lisbon in the form of a 35-acre garden that has thousands of stone sculptures dotted across it. The devastation of the Buddhas of Bamiyan, a treasure dating back to the 6th century that was located in Afghanistan and destroyed in 2001 by the Taliban, inspired the creation of this lovely curiosities. Comendador Jose Berardo was an enthusiastic art collector and investor, and he had the idea to create this expansive park to symbolize peace during a time when there appeared to be a shortage of it all across the world.

The Oriental Garden is only one of the numerous attractions that this place has to offer; it is home to more than 6,000 tons of marble, the majority of which is sculpted into statues of Buddhas both sitting and standing. Terracotta Warriors reproductions There are around 700 reproductions of the original terracotta warriors that were excavated in Xi’an, China. Visitors should check these out. These statues have been individually designed after different warriors, and each one has been hand-painted with a blue color.

The African Sculpture Garden, on the other hand, is known for showcasing the artwork of the Shona people in addition to a diverse collection of lions, elephants, and other types of megafauna. The final attraction is Pagoda Lake, which is characterized by 13 Buddha statues that emerge dramatically from the lake. It is a delight to take a leisurely stroll through the Japanese maples and cherry trees that are located here; but, if you are in a hurry, there is a train that travels through the grounds.

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