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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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Description: 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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Parents' Renewal of Vows

My parents had their renewal of vows here to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Since it was on a weekday, their vows were done in the chapel instead of the main church... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

My parents had their renewal of vows here to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Since it was on a weekday, their vows were done in the chapel instead of the main church. The priest was nice and the vows simple and intimate with just close family in attendance. We came back the following Sunday to attend mass at the main... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

It is a must see - especially at Christmas Time with the Nativity Scene in the Creche area - 8 ft tall statues! It's beautiful. The choir and the Easter Services are wonderful too! Great for families visiting the area

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Brantford, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We enjoyed the architecture and the setting was peaceful. It was one of the highlights of our trip. Went to Mass and the music was truly remarkable. Would have loved to hear the musicians in concert. Enjoyed searching for treasures in the attached shop.

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Windermere, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is the only time I have been to mass at a church with a gift shop for the tourists, and a reminder to take sunglasses and cameras after mass. Church however is stunning.

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New Port Richey, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

I have visited the basilica on several occasions. I love the fact that they have a week day noon-time mass and that Eucharistic Adoration & the Sacrament of Reconciliation are available daily. I love their gift shop, museum exhibits and exhibit on the history of pilgrimages.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

The shrine was a great place to wind down! The scenery outside is peaceful with an amazing statue of Michael the Archangel in the front. The inside of the shrine was amazing! There is a beautiful crucifix at the center of the church and many statues around the church. There is a gift shop on the premises that has many... More 

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Efland, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

This was our 3rd visit to the shrine. The acoustics are wonderful and the servers are very organized. We stayed for coffee and donuts and the parishioners are very gracious and friendly. they really welcomed us. It was a beautiful service!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely stop, the shrine is beautiful and there are plenty of photo ops. The gift store is filled with great buys and the staff is helpful. Loved the indoor museum. Kids loved the walk around.

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New Smyrna Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Big complex, good shop and garden. Much more than just a big church. Cool, hushed atmosphere, welcoming for all. Check it out - and pose with full-size Pope cardboard cutout....

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Coon Rapids, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

We attended Mass here. It is a very beautiful and historic church. The staff welcomed us as we entered and the singing and music were so appreciated as well. Thank you!

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Address: 8300 Vineland Avenue, International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: 407-239-6600
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Central Florida  >  Orlando

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