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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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Kissimmee, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014 NEW

This shrine is so wonderful. There is so much beauty; the statues, the information, etc. If you are looking for a place just to sit and feel the peace and tranquility or maybe walk through the garden this is the perfect place to go no matter what your religion is. All you need is the faith.

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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Lots of parking space. A very peaceful retreat. The church is beautiful and there's an annexed gift shop.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

I am not a fan of modern church architecture but this church named for Mary, Mother of God, is so beautiful. It is huge with a large sanctuary, n adoration room and a chapel, all open to the public to participate in prayer, attend Mass or simply take in the wonders of the design.

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mohegan lake, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 NEW

Beautiful church. Mass was excellent. Gift shop was very nice. The choir was amazing. A very nice plus for our vacation.

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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

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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61 reviews 61 reviews
22 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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

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

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

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

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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