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

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

Nice mass at a variety of times. Great store to buy church memorabilia. This is a church built by... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2015
MJS93
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Charlotte, North Carolina
A Minor Basilica worth a visit

Its hard not to take notice of this large Catholic church when driving by, it got my attention and... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2015
Stephen F
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Miami Beach, Florida
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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 good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“gift shop” (166 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
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Reviewed 9 May 2015

Nice mass at a variety of times. Great store to buy church memorabilia. This is a church built by visitors over the years and the majority of the people attending g are from out of town.

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Reviewed 8 May 2015

Its hard not to take notice of this large Catholic church when driving by, it got my attention and warranted a stop out of pure curiosity. I'm glad I did. I was very surprised to discover this Marian Shrine was designated a Minor Basilica. It...More

Thank Stephen F
Reviewed 8 May 2015

A very unique Basilica...artsy, tasteful and so peaceful. I had a lot of fun taking pics with the life save Pope cut out in the book store.

Thank faithfulmom2
Reviewed 7 May 2015 via mobile

Church has a very well stocked gift store. The museum is worth looking at too. Beautiful choir. There usually is a priest near by for confessions. I've visited on many different occasions.

Thank Patty T
Reviewed 5 May 2015

We went here for Easter Mass. What a beautiful treasure. The choir was UNBELIEVABLY GOOD. I have chills up my spine at this writing just thinking of them. They accommodate Celiac disease if you speak with the priest before Mass. God bless.

Thank jdubmi
Reviewed 3 May 2015

The Basilica had an evening service on Easter. This was exactly what we needed. It is a beautiful church.

Thank Anita N
Reviewed 30 April 2015

Despite the Vigil being very lengthy, all of the many readings and hymns were designed to set the stage for the Resurrection celebration. Be prepared to attend for 2 1/2 hours at the 8pm Easter Vigil on Saturday night. A mass all devoted Christians would...More

1  Thank ShineOnWI
Reviewed 27 April 2015

We visit this church every time we visit Orlando. It started out a little church with folding chairs in a small building and transformed into one of the most beautiful Catholic Churches in Florida.

1  Thank Heather H
Reviewed 26 April 2015

Very interesting church. Lots of colored glass windows that reveal hundreds of Bible stories. I don't believe they were stained glass, but were very pretty and colorful. Very modern looking church, but ironically the stations of the cross were very traditional paintings.

Thank AmaB
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Loved the stained glass windows and the sculptures. Try to visit the store with the life-size picture of the Pope.

Thank mikebas
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Mikaela K
We will be staying at the Grand Floridian. Planning to go to 7:30am mass. Has anyone ever used an uber from a resort to the basilica and then uber straight to a Disney park? Just wondering how much time to allow and if Disney allows uber pick up at resort?
10 June 2017|
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
I have always had a car to drive. But I am intrigued by your question and admire your dedication to attending Mass while there. I googled "does Uber provide service at Disney World" and found several articles on the... More
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Mass schedule
23 April 2017|
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Response from Gerald R | Reviewed this property |
Basilica Hours Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass (Mon. thru Fri. - 8.00 a.m. and 12.05 p.m.; Sat. - 8.00 a.m. & Vigil 6.00 p.m.) (Sunday - 7.30 a.m.; 9.30... More
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bbh9072016
Can anyone tell me what the hours are?
14 April 2017|
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Response from DPTL21040 | Reviewed this property |
Basilica Hours Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass (Mon. thru Fri. - 8.00 a.m. and 12.05 p.m.; Sat. - 8.00 a.m. & Vigil 6.00 p.m.) (Sunday - 7.30 a.m.; 9.30... More
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