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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 196 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

I've been here several times and it's always a pleasure. Whether one goes to the Rosary Garden, or to visit the chapels, or the museum, or the gift shop, you'll have a good time. Now for mass, it's quite impressive with its organ and on Sundays, a full choir. A minor complaint is the crucifix is a bit odd and... More

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Bayville, New York
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35 reviews 35 reviews
5 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

We've been going to this Catholic basilica and shrine since 1991 (before it existed) and contributed to its construction by donating a memorial to our mother. It is a very beautiful, uplifting place to worship and participate in Sunday mass. The choir is great and they make all visitors feel very welcome and at home. We always visit this church... More

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Edison, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We try to visit this a Shrine whenever we are in Orlando. It is absolutely beautiful! Looking forward to getting there again.

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West Yorkshire
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Have never got used to going to Church here. An enormous cathedral-like building were the service becomes something of a entertainment show in Orlandoesque-style. Needs to be toned down leave the razz-a-matazz to Disney and keep the worship of God simple.

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

Watched this church being built many years ago while on holiday and have been visiting it while on holiday in orlando for the last 4years .It is totally awesome ,a beautiful place to worship with lovely surroundings ,stunning architecture .a fantastic choir and so nice to enjoy the mayhem and tranquility away from the madness of the parks.

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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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204 reviews 204 reviews
61 attraction reviews
144 helpful votes 144 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Located alongside the interstate. Very large church and surrounding grounds. Beautiful marbe statues throughout. Church has a large tourist following.

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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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11 reviews 11 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I looked up on trip advisor the best places to go in or around Orlando and Mar, Queen of the Universe Shrine was rated one the highest, we had to see it! There was hardly anyone there. The gift shop was amazing there was anything religious that you could want. The shrine itself was breathtaking. There are prayer candles, little... More

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Totowa, New Jersey
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

great grounds and a spectacular place to attend mass. the pastor is warm and friendly for as big as this church is, it still has a homey feel.

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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a beautiful Marian Shrine placed right in the middle of the theme parks and attractions that provides an awesome opportunity to re-charge one's spirituality and emotional batteries.Wonderful experience in a most joyful place!

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Gainesville, Florida
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88 reviews 88 reviews
16 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

I try to visit Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine every time I go to Orlando. The grounds are gorgeous and the Shrine itself is magnificent. To see Our Mother represented in so many different ways is thrilling. The gift shop is one of the best ever. I always find something unusual there for someone I love.

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