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

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Address: 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
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+1 407-239-6600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built by tourists, for tourists, this Roman Catholic Church was built in...

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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A special, peaceful place

If you want a break from Disney and other theme parks, the Basilica will provide a time of peace and tranquility. I have visited the Shrine many times. Mass on Sunday is... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want a break from Disney and other theme parks, the Basilica will provide a time of peace and tranquility. I have visited the Shrine many times. Mass on Sunday is beautiful. During the week it is also a special place -- quiet and interesting. The museum is worth visiting with its history of pilgrimages in Christianity and its... More 

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Windsor, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were here for the Christmas day service at 11:00. The choir was angelic. We arrived about 15 minutes before Mass started and easily found a seat. So much to see in the basilica that it can be distracting from the message of the mass!

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Close to Disney resort and highways, it is a very beautiful shrine where we found a peaceful retreat. They have a great shop where we found many items of great quality. Every time we are in Orlando, we visit this church to fill ourselves with positive energy.

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Orlandlo, FL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I live close enough to visit the shrine on a regular basis. It is beautiful and tranquil. I enjoy going there to light candles and just sit and meditate in one of the many prayer areas.

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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the church in the Christmas season for a daily mass and specific for confession. Nice atmosphere and beautiful church. Very nice gift shop and museum.

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Ancaster, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the Basilica for New Years Eve Mass. Very large, nice grounds, beautiful choir. Beautiful Mass. The only negative part was the over asking of collections by the priest.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This Basilica is very nice. We always enjoy visiting when we are in Orlando. It is very spacious and we enjoy the homily's the priest gives.Nice scenery and nice gift shop. We always need to make time for the one who made it possible to enjoy our life.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I grew up going to Disney and we attended mass here every time we visited. We still go to visit even if its no Sunday and we look around the Gift Shop and always purchase something as a gift for family.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I visited Orlando during the Christmas Season and one of the places we always go to for Mass is the Basilica. It is a beautiful place to worship and we always enjoy going there when we are in Orlando. As usual, they decorated the Church beautifully for Christmas. If you are ever in Orlando, you need to... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been going to this Shrine for many years and find it WONDERFUL! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The services are wonderful and a complete joy. We go so often that it is like it is a second church home to my family. A very total religious experience and also a great place to just walk around, have... More 

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