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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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Miami
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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

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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Roxbury, New Jersey
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26 reviews 26 reviews
8 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

You have to check out the fish pond between the church and the parking area, there were turtles and some other larger reptiles! Oh yeah, the shrine is beautiful too!

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Lakeland, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
17 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

Mary, Queen of the Universe Church / Shrine 8300 Vineland Ave Orlando, FL 32821 Visited the Church today after lunch and spent just over an hour. The Church has an interesting and eclectic mix of art, mosaics; painting, sculptures and stained glass in the building and throughout there well landscaped and maintained grounds. You can see their website for ‘the... More

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

All I can say about this beautiful place will be very inadequate when compared to reality. I love this place and visit it every time I'm in Orlando. I find it peaceful and full of Grace. It centers me and offers me inner as well as outer peace and tranquility. Whether you're a believer or not, I highly recommend a... More

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Thibodaux, Louisiana
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

Very beautiful and a wonderful place to have quiet. But if you go to Mass on Sunday make sure you arrive early, a lot of people attend Mass at this church.

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Lakeland, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A huge church that always seems to be busy. I've only come here for the Sunday service once, but I prefer to visit during non-mass hours. Make sure to get here early for service if you want to get a parking space. Also, because of its proximity to the outlets, it takes quite a long time to make it through... More

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New Lenox, Illinois
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116 reviews 116 reviews
46 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed going to church on Sunday morning on Mother's Day. The church had 12,000 roses around the altar. It was a magnificent site. We thoroughly enjoyed the service. The sermon was good, the choir was good, and basically everything about the place was good. We got a big kick out of their church store. It had... More

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Gina S, General Manager at Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine, responded to this review

Our visitors always take the best pictures of Our Lady's Shrine and we enjoy seeing the beautiful Basilica through the eyes of the pilgrims who travel here. Your picture was just delightful and made me laugh! The Pope Francis cut-out has been the subject of hundreds, if not thousands, of pictures, but you were the first to "put" Pope Francis... More

Miami, Florida
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58 reviews 58 reviews
44 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Gorgeous gorgeous GORGEOUS! As a Florida resident, I come to Orlando quite often, and we've passed this church many times during my youth. I fondly remembering laughing at the blatant all-encompassing name, so it's definitely a name that sticks with you! At 21, I was in Orlando with my mother during Easter, and we decided to go some early shopping... More

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Fort Myers, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We always go to church here when we visit Disneyworld. The church and grounds are beautiful and they have a great gift shop.

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