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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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Quite a bit of walking,It's crowded Sunday masses from the parking lot very well with police and

Met many people from all over the United States enjoying the attractions nearby Sea world and Disneyland.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Burlington, Wisconsin
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Richboro, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

The shrine is well worth a visit for the museum, gift shop, rosary garden, or daily mass. There are smaller chapels inside and outside for prayer or quiet contemplation. Perhaps not for everyone, but it's very nice.

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Burlington, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Met many people from all over the United States enjoying the attractions nearby Sea world and Disneyland.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

All these five star reviews praising this stucco an Spanish tile super-sized version of a Florida McMansion befuddle me. The blank walls on the exterior and the low grade craftsmanship in the inside are utterly uninspiring. Have none of the reviewers been to at least a century old church in the US? Much less the amazing multicenturies old TRUE basilicas... More 

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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I'm being funny of course. This place is amazingly peaceful and spiritual considering it's right off i4 and next to shopping outlet store. This is cooler than the next closest basilica in Daytona. It's neat to have mass with people from all over the world. It's a great spot for confession as most are far away from their local parish... More 

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I live in Orlando, but I am taking a weekend Staycation. I attended Mass at Mary Queen of the Universe. The Mass was beautiful and the choir was magnificent. If you are visiting Orlando, or even live here, you should mark this on your bucket list. I will be coming back.

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Clifton Park, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

The church is magnificent. The architecture, the stained glass and the sculptures within the church are awesome. You must see the chapel with the blue window when the sun is hitting it. The gift shop is the best Catholic goods store we have ever seen.

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Lehighton, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

A truly beautiful Basilica and the Rosary Garden is a true delight. I have never seen one so lovely. Also, if you are looking for anything....and I mean ANYTHING Catholic, it must be available in there extensive gift store as well as generic items of Christian faith. We stop here every time we come into Orlando it wonderfully inspiring.

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Whitehouse Station, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I was recently blessed to be able to visit the shrine on two occassion. I found it very lovely and peaceful with the kind of stained glass rarely seen outside of Europe. What a great chance to offer thanks and collect yourself in a non stop environment . And yes, there are many placards acknowledging people who have donated for... More 

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West Bend, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

The grounds were peaceful and well-groomed. We spent some time in the gift shop and the museum, which was quite interesting. We then attended Mass and were treated to beautiful music and meaningful liturgy. Take an hour or two and visit this Basilica for some peace and quiet in the midst of the hustle and bustle of Orlando.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Attended mass here and went to gift shop. It is very nice. Very pretty and lots of things in gift shop!

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