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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Join us for a visit of the Quinta dos Loridos, where the impressive Buddha Eden - the largest oriental garden in Europe, can be found. 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. From Buddhas, pagodas, terracotta statues and the various carefully-placed sculptures which can be found throughout the gardens, it is estimated that some 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. ”
  • 84 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Visit the local mountain of montejunto. There are amazing views from the top where on a clear day you can see for miles. Visit the ice factory or the ancient monastery or simply enjoy walking around the many trails.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This family restaurant is highly appreciated by the locals (me too!). You'll find homely Portuguese food and probably the best shrimp curry in the whole region. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely stone building and mezzanine seating create a wonderful ambiance. The hosting and service are first class, the menu and quality of the food is wonderful.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Portugal’s western region is one of the tourist regions with the greatest potential and the choice between the sea and the hills offers a range of options. Its location near the Serra de Montejunto makes Quinta do Gradil a unique place, where customers can come, relax and taste some of the region’s best wines. We try to strengthen this symbiosis, specifically with the environment that surrounds us and the different activities offered by the region. Visits to heritage sites and for getting to know the wine-growing process, starting at the vineyards, moving on to the cellar and ending at the tasting room and a wine store, horse rides, harvest events, birdwatching, an aqueduct, a chapel and a mill are other attractions that form part of wine tourism at Quinta do Gradil.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“High in serra of Montejunto, the site where, before the refrigerators were invented, ice was manufactured, stored and then distributed to the royal family and rich people in the capital Lisbon.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 2
“A vey large garden planted with beautifully with traditional and exotics plants. It has a significant number of art pieces placed all over the garden. The views across the garden are magnificent. It is called the Buddha garden although the art much broader then that. Entrance is €3 per person. By the exit there is also a wine shop selling the wine from the estate. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
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Portuguese Restaurant
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  • 1 local recommends
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Breakfast Spot
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“Para os mais gulosos esta pastelaria tem os melhores bolos do Cadaval, fabrico próprio! Pequeno terraço sossegado nas traseiras. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Place of Worship

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Restaurant
“This family restaurant is highly appreciated by the locals (me too!). You'll find homely Portuguese food and probably the best shrimp curry in the whole region. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Lovely stone building and mezzanine seating create a wonderful ambiance. The hosting and service are first class, the menu and quality of the food is wonderful.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
Restaurant

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