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Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine

Address: 8300 Vineland Ave., International drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: 407-239-6600
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Ranked #2 of 85 Attractions in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner description: A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors to the Orlando region...
Useful Information: Wheelchair access
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Type: Religious Sites, Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
Owner 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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Tampa, Florida
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25 reviews 25 reviews
5 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Beautiful landscape. Basilica outstanding. Took me back to my roots in the Catholic Church,Catholic Schooling (dodged erasers thrown by nuns) Mass inspirational. I think I enjoyed CONFESSION for the first time seated face to face with the priest. Gift shop had just about everything. Only drawback is the Outlet Mall next door and all the traffic

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Corner Brook, Canada
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

It's huge, gorgeous, and immaculately maintained. Interesting how it's totally funded by tourists. The music is beautiful and you're made to feel very welcome. Traffic police are there following mass to aid in the traffic congestion. Have visited many times and will return.

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Jacksonville, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

The priest is very personable and friendly. The Mass included a diverse group of people and the choir was angelic.

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Orlando, Florida
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108 reviews 108 reviews
37 attraction reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012

Visit this beautiful location during your vacation or fun day trip to Orlando and the attractions. It is located very near to Downtown Disney and provides just the right balance to a fun vacation. To spend a few moments here seeing what true devotion looks like is so heartwarming and fulfilling. Whether you are a Catholic or just a lover... More 

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Vero Beach, FL
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

It isn't just a church ... it's a Cathedral AND the surroundings breed serenity. If you're Christian/ Catholic it will have spiritual impact ... if not the architecture and grounds are still worth the trip.

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Wayne, Pennsylvania, United States
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

This was a very beautiful church and we were greeted very warmly. In fact one of the greeters who brother is a Claretian Missionary was stationed with my brother in Chicago. What a small world!!!

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Taipei, Taiwan
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54 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

The basilica is huge and very, very beautiful! Everything is clean and pretty well done. On Sunday's masses at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. there is a wonderful choir singing. Besides, there is an amazing garden there. It s very close to Orlando Premium Outlets - Vineland Ave (5 min walk).

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Detroit, Michigan
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Not only are the grounds breathtakingly beautiful but also the interior of the basilica. The bronze sculpture of St. Peter and the large hanging figure of Christ with glass panels forming the cross are magnificient. The bronze door panels are also impressive. The priest and ushers were most welcoming. The music before the start of Mass was outstanding with a... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012

We attend this mass every time we have visited Orlando. Music is beautiful and the mass is always full on Sundays. They even have a donut and coffee reception after mass Sunay mornings and make all of the travelers welcome.

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Jutland, NJ
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Really appreciated the convenient 6pm Mass on Sunday! A great last chance for those unable to make the Saturday evening or Sunday morning Masses. Wish we'd had more time to walk around the grounds after Mass and check out the gift shop and museum but a storm was brewing and the skies looked menacing.

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