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

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

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

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
4.5
Religious Sites • Churches & Cathedrals
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
7:00 AM - 2:00 PM
About
Built by tourists, for tourists, this Roman Catholic Church was built in the 1980's to accommodate the 30+ million visitors to the Central Florida attractions yearly. The Basilica is not a regular parish church, but a tourist ministry that sits on 17 acres and offers a Rosary Garden, multiple Chapels, Museum, Pilgrimage Center, Gift Shop, bronze statues, oil paintings and art from the 16th century as well as amazing stained glass including a Rose window, Universe window, Rosary windows and The Magnificat windows.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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631BarbaraM
Inwood, WV148 contributions
Apr 2021
Attended the 6AM Easter Sunday mass. Very nice. Called week before and was told no reservations just "first come, first served" Worked out very nicely.
Written April 11, 2021
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sammynew
wis65 contributions
Nov 2020
One of my first stops when I get to Orlando. Very peaceful and beautiful Shrine.
Love the gift shop, so much to choose from. Love going to Mass at the Shrine.
Excited to go back later this month.
Written April 2, 2021
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Jeffery R
Orlando, FL4 contributions
Nov 2020
Loved attending mass at this Basilica. Wonderful service and was an all-around enjoyable experience.
Written March 31, 2021
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Edwelsh
North Canton, OH4,283 contributions
Mar 2021 • Couples
Unbelievably built by donations by visiting church goers, this place is palatial. The statues, again donated, around the grounds are hauntingly life like. The calling bells and memorial garden is beautifully done. The outside Stations of the Cross is only outdone by the one inside. The blue glassed chapel is a calming retreat. They have moved a lot of the art work from the closed museum into the cathedral and it is impressive. The walkway, landscaping and front doors guide you into the massive basilica which words can’t really describe and pictures can not capture. The artwork, massive, I mean massive pipe organ, beautiful stained glass windows, woodwork, especially on the ceiling, almost make you want to donate and they make it easy to donate.
Written March 2, 2021
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Richelle
5 contributions
Jan 2021
This is a big Catholic closest church to Disney. It is in an identity crisis as it does not know if it is a religious organization or tourist attraction.
Written February 10, 2021
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Ntrekker
Metuchen, NJ1,010 contributions
Dec 2020 • Couples
This is a beautiful Basilica that we also visit when we are in Orlando. Close to the Disney Hotels there are 3 masses on Sundays. Beautiful and solemn service. Great gift shop and lots of parking.
Written January 9, 2021
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Pam H
Florida7 contributions
Oct 2020
The Priest presented a very inspiring, moving message. The music was lovely. The church is magnificent.
Written October 31, 2020
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bpacosta
4 contributions
Sep 2020
This basilica is amazing. When you visit this holy place you can feel pace in your soul. God is good...all the time
Written October 8, 2020
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PerryHouse
Greer, SC2 contributions
Nov 2019
We so enjoyed our time at this basilica...in the chapel, the gift shop, and, of course, the mass. I even bought a CD of the beautiful choir and listen to it regularly.
Written March 11, 2020
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Michelle P
Kenosha, WI104 contributions
Mar 2020 • Family
Took my daughter and my nephew who are 20 years old. My nephew doesn’t go to Mass or church often and he said he really enjoyed it. There is a lot to look at and it is nice to see large crowds (standing along the walls) at Mass when it isn’t even a holiday. If you are religious, this is a must see.
Written March 8, 2020
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