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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 198 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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Orlando, Florida
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Every time we go to attend Mass at this Basilica it is always heavily attended from all the Catholics from around the world. It is very touching to see that people even though they are going to the theme parks take time to attend the Mass and give thanks to God. I am glad that they built this Basilica even... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We've been coming to church here during our Orlando vacations since 1990, so I've been here about 20 times. The church is here specifically for travelers, so that they have a 'home' away from their home Parish. It truly embodies the meaning of Catholic - "Universal". You'll see people here of all races and nationalities. Before the Mass begins, they... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

Just around the corner from the mall guess I'm just jaded? (being from Washington DC).We have some great shrines .

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Sarasota, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

Serene,beautiful Basilica , perfect for meditation as well as worship. The choir at the 9:30 and 11:30 Sunday Masses is spectacular.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 NEW

We have been going to the church for over 30 years every holiday, the paritioners are very welcoming and the priest is very interactive with the congregation, my Mum loves going!

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Springfield, Missouri
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014 NEW

Other than traffic flow, our visit was fabulous! Lots of opportunity to pray--both inside the shrine or outside in the prayer garden! We'll go back every year that we visit Orlando.

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North Yorkshire
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66 reviews 66 reviews
30 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

Plenty of choice of services. Very happy to accommodate any requests for sacraments. I liked the welcoming atmosphere which made me feel involved although only visiting briefly.

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Fleming Island, Ajman, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

It is a beautiful church with convenient service times and the grounds have a very comprehensive gift shop.

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Hollywood, Florida
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

This is a beautiful Catholic Church with lots of light and very welcoming. Priest was quite friendly. It used to be surrounded by lots of land, but I noticed that it now has a large premium outlet mall for a neighbor.

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Ashburn, Virginia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

It seems very weird to write a review about the Basilica. Yes they make a plea for money before each Mass but it is done in a very friendly way and it also serves to give the late/lost arrivals a chance to grab seats before Mass begins. The gift shop is great but it is NOT child proof. Weekday Masses... More

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