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

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Address: 8300 Vineland Avenue, International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: 407-239-6600
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A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors...

A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region would have a place to attend church.

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Beautiful Shrine

Beautiful church, great parking availability. Friendly people all around. I felt comfortable and will return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
MarylouVillafan

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautiful church, great parking availability. Friendly people all around. I felt comfortable and will return.

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Medellin, Colombia
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We went there to sunday mass. A lot of people there with excellent commitment with their religion. For those that don´t speak english very well like me... you find books to follow the texts.

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Columbia MD
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

See the Basilica is beautiful place plus a lovely "rosary-garden" to walk through. The gift shop has many unique items ranging from small items to large statues. A time-line display near the gift shop is very informative. Allocate two hours for this visit.

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Independence, KY
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66 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This church is very large and very pretty. It is modern. Other than the chapel and the stained glass, I'm not sure why it gets such high reviews. If you're driving by its worth a stop but I wouldn't go out of my way to see it.

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Vicksburg, Mississippi
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only were we able to pass through the Holy Door during the year of Mercy we so enjoyed the gift shop and museum. Treasures we are not used to seeing.

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Omaha, Nebraska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine is a peaceful place for prayer and contemplation an and around an area that is crazy with excitement and vacationers. If your looking for a place to calm your soul and meditate, this is a wonderful place. The Basilica is beautiful with a spectacular statute of Michael the Arch Angel, a prayer chapel behind... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We kept driving by it and finally curiosity got the best of us. It was absolutely beautiful and you could feel God's sacred presence. We went during a weekday. I'd like to come again some time to go to worship.

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Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were able to join this community for a Sunday morning Mass and found them most welcoming. The grounds are gorgeous and the worship space amazing and inspiring at the same time.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We attended Mass on the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus so the Christmas decorations were still up. They were awesome - a life size depiction of the Nativity complete with shepherds, animals Wise Men and townspeople. the altar was covered with poinsettias. The angelic choir was terrific. There is a huge gift shop of religious articles, and outdoor devotion... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have always passed this beautiful Basilica on our way to the Disney parks. It is visible from I-4. The grounds are beautiful and the church is breathtaking. There is a very large gift shop full of beautiful gifts and a very large selection of books. The staff are very friendly and inviting and helpful too. Enjoy the beautiful statues... More 

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