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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #16 of 418 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Baby buggy parking
new york
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59 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“breath taking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

I love to go to this church each time I visit florida mass is so beautiful and the church is extordinary small chapels with great images I love to spend the day there it is so quiet the grounds are beautifull the church itself is big and all the tourist visit for mass

Visited August 2011
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Baltimore
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25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Breathtaking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2012

Beautiful Catholic Church -- If you decide to attend mass, please be advised that it lasts about 90 minutes.

Visited February 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
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95 reviews
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“A nice place to say a prayer in peace”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

Have been to mass here several times during my visits to Orlando. It is a fine church and shrine next to a busy retail outlet. Masses there are always well attended and I have always enjoyed the experience.

Visited February 2012
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Coalville, England
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91 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Beautiful church and a great oasis from the chaos.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 February 2012

We happened across the 'Holy Mary' church on the way to the premium outlets and discovered a wonderful oasis of peace.

A beautiful church and grounds and some very thought provoking religious art,

Made all that much better by chatting with the resident clergy who made us feel right at home.

Visited February 2012
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Westchester NY
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6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great church to visit while in town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

This is the church that my family and i visit while vacationing in Florida. It's easy to get in and out and it's also a short drive from all the Disney resorts. We have been attending mass here while in town since i was a child. It's right next to one of the best Outlet malls in Florida

Visited December 2011
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