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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

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Address: 8300 Vineland Ave, International drive, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
Phone Number: 407-239-6600
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A Catholic church built in the 1980s so that the large number of visitors...

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.

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Peace in the midst of chaos

What a beautiful place to take time away from the theme park craziness. Excellent choir makes Mass extra special. They have beautiful stained glass windows and a cozy chapel... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What a beautiful place to take time away from the theme park craziness. Excellent choir makes Mass extra special. They have beautiful stained glass windows and a cozy chapel. Spend some time with Our Lady of Guadelupe in the chapel. The have the Sacrament of Reconciliation all day. Blessed!

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Smithtown, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spend a month in Florida every other year. We are at the Basilica every Sunday, not just because we are religious, but because of the magnificent chorus - the singing is outstanding! The Basilica, itself is something to see and experience as well. They also serve donuts and drinks after the early morning masses. Very friendly, warm environment especially... More 

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La Plata, Maryland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the 7:30 am Mass, and there were quite a few people there. This is a beautiful church, which I've been wanting to attend for a long time--and now I have. They also have a gift shop that has many interesting articles available for sale.

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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There are many things to see and do at this awesome church. Close to Disney World ... Daily Mass. Confessions every day until 5 pm Incredible Gift Shop. Museum. art gallery.

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Rancho Cucamonga, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a very beautiful church and it has a big gift shop with everything for everyone. We went there during the early morning mass and stay longer just to admire this grand building.

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Brevard County, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous shrine. Beautiful grounds. Peaceful, relaxing, quiet, reflective atmosphere. Modern, contemporary artwork, statues, paintings, sculptures on display. Terrific place for a break from our fast-paced society. Well-maintained. Clean restrooms. Nice gift shop. Friendly staff. Daily masses. Stunning stained glass windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

knowing the name Queen of the Universe was a first step, taking the next few walking in the grounds and into the Basilica was an experience of approaching the ... Universe as a concept, some parts of the layout was similar to a theme park : main gate entrance - landscaped gardens with water, bridges, sculptures - the reason why... More 

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Clemson, South Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This church is huge and beautiful. It also has a small museum and gift shop. My husband and I purchased rosaries and a priest blessed them for us. I felt so blessed. I recommend visiting the church.

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is mainly a church and I come there to attend service. But even so it is also a place to discover. There is the little museum and also the well groomed grounds. Both are certainly worth the visit. My most wonderful visit was for the Mother's Day service of the 10000 roses. And if you have a little breakfast... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mary Queen of the Universe offers a place of solitude and serenity amid the hustle of Orlando's tourist area. The Basilica is beautiful and the grounds are well maintained. Mass is offered daily, but visitors are welcome all day. There is a Rosary Garden on the south of the basilica and a peaceful shrine to Our Lady on the north... More 

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