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Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine

8300 Vineland Ave., International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
407-239-6600
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Ranked #3 of 197 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals
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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Ewing NJ
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94 reviews 94 reviews
8 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

A special part of our family vacation includes mass at new churches. We all appreciate the beauty of this Shrine and remain amazed how people come from all over the world to Orlando, and still find time to spend an hour with Jesus.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
18 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

We always make an effort to attend mass when on vacation. This place is amazing. The phrase "only in America" fits this place! However, despite it's size, it still manages to feel intimate. Beautiful building and garden. A must see even if you're not religious. Great experience

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Winter Garden, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

What a beautiful place. I have attended Mass here many times, especially when my mom comes to visit. Almost as beautiful as the churches in Italy, but definitely the best here. The gift shop has so many wonderful things to purchase. A must see!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 NEW

Great gift shop/ museum. Beautiful building and grounds. Mass with impressive. Amazing Choir. Great to see so many people taking time for church on their vacation.

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boca raton,florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

This was a nice crowd of people from local and travelling . I would go here again. Social and good energy.

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Clearwater
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42 reviews 42 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

If you are devoted to Mary, please take the time to stop in and say a prayer. It is so pretty and peaceful, did not go during a Mass but I would surely go again!

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Hopewell, New Jersey
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW

Great central location and a place to reflect. Great mass schedule. Beautiful church with a nice garden to stroll through. Easily accessible.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I love the juxtaposition of the Basilica beside the Outlet Mall. Talk about challenging the spiritual with Grace versus over abundance and spending ....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Attended Sunday mass services early in the morning before going to Universal Studios. Appreciated the beautiful mosaics and the intricately constructed doors. Inside there were gorgeous stained glass windows. They even have donuts and coffee after services were over. Huge museum gift shop with a wide selection of religious items. they even have a full size standing poster of Pope... More

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Bay City, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I like architecture, and stained glass, and peaceful places, and gardens, but this church is new, so I wasn't sure it would fit the bill. Oh, was I wrong. It is stunningly beautiful, extremely peaceful, pleasant workers, and a great place to worship or say a prayer or meditate. I love how the stained glass awindows are exhibited, the wood... More

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