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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
+1 407-239-6600
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Beautiful!

My husband and I always attend Mass here when we're in Orlando. The church is beautiful and the... read more

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Moesings
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East Amherst, NY
Surprise in downtown Orlando

We went as guest of our Son & wife. The place was quite symbolic for me, one trained in Christian... read more

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Bruce-Boy47
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Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
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Built by tourists, for tourists, this Roman Catholic Church was built in the 1980's to accommodate the 30+ million visitors to the Central Florida attractions yearly. The Basilica is not a regular parish church, but a tourist ministry that sits on 17 acres and offers a Rosary Garden, multiple Chapels, Museum, Pilgrimage Center, Gift Shop, bronze statues, oil paintings and art from the 16th century as well as amazing stained glass including a Rose window, Universe window, Rosary windows and The Magnificat windows.
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  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (189 reviews)
“attend mass” (89 reviews)
“gift shop” (171 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
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+1 407-239-6600
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Reviewed today

My husband and I always attend Mass here when we're in Orlando. The church is beautiful and the music is amazing. Being a church musician myself, I appreciate good organ/piano skills and this man doesn't disappoint! Great improvisation and the choir is small, but they're...More

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Reviewed today

We went as guest of our Son & wife. The place was quite symbolic for me, one trained in Christian theology, ritual and symbolism. The exterior, interior, service, and homily were well presented.

Thank Bruce-Boy47
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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were in Orlando and wanted to make a quick stop. It is a very impressive church. We were not there for mass but did stop by to walk around the church, light a candle and see the gift shop.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

This church was convenient for both Disney and Universal. It is a Catholic church and was pretty packed both times we attended. They offer several masses and have a gift shop as well. It is clean and in a nice area.

Thank Danielle G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Though most of my family is Catholic, I'm not. However, I have always admired the beauty of cathedrals. This one seems a bit more modern than many of the others I've visited, but it's still quite beautiful. Especially the sculptures and the art museum in...More

Thank Rita B
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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Beautiful church that knows it’s audience is from all over the world. The pastor makes you feel welcome and has a way of reminding us of how we are all connected. Traffic can be a bit crazy in that area, but police are usually there...More

Thank Lisa S
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Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

We traveled to Orlando for a normal vacation and took some time to pray to Jesus. A great place to take a break from the crazy crowds. The volunteers working were nice and helpful. This is a must do place to go when visiting Orlando!

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

I love to visit the shrine. There is a beautiful rose garden laid out in the shape of a rosary. I also enjoy the shop. The best thing about the shrine is to walk into the silence w the beautiful stained glass windows, and, statues....More

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 16 June 2018

I went here several years ago and received solicitations for donations for years. I’m sure they spent far in excess of what I gave them when I visited, trying to get more. But it is an interesting place and although not my faith, I felt...More

1  Thank Tom C
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Reviewed 12 June 2018

Beautiful church with a great gift shop. The church is beautiful and there is such a calm feeling once inside it. I go there every time I visit Orlando.

Thank themookie
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Nickolas P
5 February 2018|
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Response from AnSc | Reviewed this property |
From I-4 WB it’s the first Disney exit. Left at the bottom of exit ramp & first left onto Vineland. You’ll go by Bahama Breeze and the street narrows to one lane. Shrine will be on your right before you reach outlet mall.
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Ivani C
26 January 2018|
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Response from N1965UMrichardg | Reviewed this property |
If I'm not wrong they open for the first mass at 7 AM
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Sara M
17 November 2017|
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Response from Semi-retired43221 | Reviewed this property |
Sure... just Google them
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