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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 195 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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HURON
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was a nice break from the park to go to Mass at the Shrine. The grounds are beautiful and the staff are very welcoming to tourists. Plenty of parking and very convenient Mass times.

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Waterbury, Connecticut
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

What A Beautiful Basilica And Shrine To Honor Mary, The Mother Of Our Lord And Savior Jesus Christ And Who Truly Is The Queen Of The Universe. We Visited On Friday May 30TH 2014. We Went To A Beautiful Mass At 12:05PM And Toured The Inside And Outside. The Priest Who Said Mass Was Wonderful And We Talked To Him... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

This place is beautiful and a must see for any good Catholic. Beautiful grounds. The statutes are some of the best I've seen in any church.

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New York
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31 reviews 31 reviews
13 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

I don't know where to begin with this Catholic Church. I have been going down to Disney for over 30 years. I saw this place go from little to HUGE...Everyone is soooo friendly. I only wish my church would get half the people to participate. The Easter Mass is unbelievable. Make sure you go to at least one of the... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

It is a beautiful church. The priest asked if there were visitors and welcomed all of us which was nice. The choir was outstanding.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
8 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

The church and the area around it were beautifully tended and we quite enjoyed walking around. There are many beautiful statues and ponds to enjoy while visiting. There was also a beautiful life size nativity on display for Christmas.

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Belo Horizonte, MG
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

We decided to visit the church due to its high rankings here on Tripadvisor and we were not dissapointed. We were looking for a more calm and serene activity than parks and shopping and it indeed was. The church is modern. I come from a place with lots of "golden baroque churches", which are quite impressive, but this church also... More

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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61 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

This is a shrine dedicated to Mama Mary and the feeling of peace and serenity is very palpable when you enter it. First off on your way to the church, you will see a majestic statue of St Michael the Archangel. The church itself was very well maintained which is very apparent in the stained glass windows which still had... More

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Warwick, RI
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Upon getting out of the car, Mary, Queen of the Universe gave us a sense of serenity that we hadn't felt since arriving in Orlando. The water features and grounds are beautifully kept, and the inside of the shrine reminds us of our connection with a more superior being. It is a little oasis of quiet time within the surrounding... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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73 reviews 73 reviews
25 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Always enjoy mass here while out of town. It's our home away from home church. There are always many people and tourists here since it is very close to the parks so it you want a good seat, go early! NO late birds!

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