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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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This Church was originally built for vacationers who did not want to miss Sunday worship. This is not a modern style church but one that is very ornate with stained glass windows... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 20, 2015
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Frankfort, Illinois
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Frankfort, Illinois
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

This Church was originally built for vacationers who did not want to miss Sunday worship. This is not a modern style church but one that is very ornate with stained glass windows and towering pillars. I was there on Mothers Day and the altar had 10,000 roses on it! They also appear to serve donuts and coffee for those who... More 

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

The campus of the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is well laid out and easy to visit in a manner that allows contemplation and inspiration of one's soul. The prayer rosary garden is one of the most peaceful and well designed features; the stained glass windows inside the Basilica are inspiring and are a... More 

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Central América
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

We were so fortunately as to stay at Clarion Lake Buena Vista and been able to plan a shopping day at Premium Outlet, that is next door to this gorgeous Basilica. It was Good Friday and we stayed for the duration of the Viacrucis. A great experience!

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Cliffside Park, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

10,000 Mothers Day Roses were spectacular. The Choir was excellent and inspiring. The Mass was a great religious experience.

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Orlando, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This beautiful shrine awakens a spiritual feeling for people of any faith. I've never seen anything like the Rosary Garden -- so unique and inspiring.

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We saw the shrine from I-4 and decided to visit it. It is a beautiful church and the grounds are well kept. If you want a quiet place from all the hubbub of the theme parks and traffic in , visit here.

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Eastham, Massachusetts
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is an amazing venue for weddings, renewals or just going to Church. We have enjoyed all our visits there. The grounds are spectacular, the Christmas Creche was out of this world, and Father Henry did a beautiful job on our vow renewal, and he didn't know us -- but certainly made us feel at home. The Basilica itself is... More 

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

The church is big and the schedules are a lot for people to choose. It is right next to the Premium outlet stores. They have a big store to buy religious articles

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The Mass was a beautiful service. The 10,000 roses for Mother's Day are spectacular and world-class. The Shrine, with all of it statues, small shrines, gardens and works of art, is beautiful and very worth visiting.

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Wesley Chapel, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Love coming to mass here! It is beautiful and peaceful. The visiting choirs that come make it even more special. The priests that come from near by are great to listen to, good ole irishmen!! So glad it is there now!

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