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Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine

Address: 8300 Vineland Ave., International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: 407-239-6600
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Ranked #5 of 112 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access

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Conover, North Carolina
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48 reviews 48 reviews
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

We have attended this church numerous times while visiting Orlando. It is quit huge but is very beautiful! The grounds are something to behold.

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Maitland, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

Wonderful service! priest will bless any gift purchases, just ask! Faster Hart is an icon for Catholicism in the tourist area.

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Dubois, Pa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

We have been here several times. It is a beautiful church, museum, and gift shop. This beautiful shrine is a wonderful change from all the bustle of the Orlando area. Be sure to visit the adoration chapel.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Attended a Christmas Eve Mass with family in our holiday trip. Arrived at the Church 30 mins before the mass, the seat was full but we managed to get seated, some people surprisingly gave their seat to our family, which is rare in my own Church. Beautiful Church with nice choir, great mass overall.

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Brasília, Distrito Federal, Brazil
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I've been in masses in lots of american cities, always looking for its cathedrals and shrines. The Mary Queen of the Universe, in Orlando, is a island of peace and beauty, among parks and shopping. Try to go to choir mass, because it's a must see attraction - with a sacramental bonus. At the end of a mass, you'll want... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

This is such a peaceful place and the choir is wonderful for Mass on Sundays. They have come a long way from Mass in the hotels.

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Mascotte
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

My 3 children were confirmed here. The church is enormous. They have services in different languages. The outside area is beautiful. The gardens are gorgeous and you can walk around. There is a gift shop with a huge selection of books, statues, jewelry, etc.

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atlanta, GA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Beautiful church. Nice to have one near all the busy Orlando shopping district. Love the decoration and everything else but hate the fact that they asked for second collection after every mass

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

We spent a couple of hours but could have spent more if we had arrived earlier. I wish we had planned to attend mass here, we will make that part of our next trip for sure. It is amazingly peaceful in the center of such chaos, like God just shut out the noise. The church has beautiful art, so take... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

The mass was great with sufficient seating. The church has a gift shop with lots for beautiful things. But get there early to avoid traffic getting there.

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