October 22nd

Trip to Óbidos & Buddha Eden Garden

Portuguese History meets contemporary art!

Join us in this cultural day where you will travel through and discover Portuguese history and culture, visiting a traditional medieval town and exploring the calmness and serenity of Buddha Éden Garden!

Date & Time: October 22nd at 7h30 AM

Meeting Point: Outside of Trindade Metro Station

Price: 38€

This Event is exclusive for Erasmus Life Porto Cardholders.


The medieval Óbidos village is one of the prettiest and most well conserved castle villages of Portugal. Just a bit less than 80 km from capital Lisbon, this city had a huge strategic importance.

Inside the walls you can find several examples of the religious and civil architecture like the main church of Santa Maria, the St Peter church and the aqueduct.

The village of Óbidos is also known for its Ginjinha, which should be drank from a chocolate cup!

We will also visit the Buddha Éden Garden, a beautiful garden intended as “a place for reconciliation”, 35+ hectares of natural fields, lakes, manicured gardens, contemporary sculpture and Buddhist statuary. It's the biggest oriental garden in Europe!

A unique place of peace and serenity that will surprise you, with six tons of marble Buddhas and figures installed throughout the garden, a cobalt blue replication of the Terracotta Army from China and the African Sculpture Art Garden that is dedicated to the Shona people of Zimbabwe, who have carved stone by hand into works of art for over a thousand years.

What is included?

  • Visit of the City Center of Óbidos
  • Tasting of traditional Ginjinha in a chocolate cup
  • Entry & Visit of the Bacalhôa Buddha Eden Garden
  • Transportation by private bus
  • Travel Insurance