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

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Must See for the Cahtolics, Confession behind the altar every day, Great bookstore and Gifts

We visit here a few times a year and live in Orlando. It is a peaceful place to go and pray and... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida
Anytime you visit Orlando great place for Sunday Worship

I frequent this Church - Our Lady Queen of the Universe for Sunday worship. The Christmas... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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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...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We visit here a few times a year and live in Orlando. It is a peaceful place to go and pray and walk around.

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I frequent this Church - Our Lady Queen of the Universe for Sunday worship. The Christmas decorations are wonderful and the liturgy and music are always good. There is also a gift shop.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Michael O
Reviewed 1 week ago

All are welcome at services at this beautiful Catholic Basilica. You can also visit at other times to see the church and visit the nice gift shop. It is very close to the premium outlet mall yet preserves the peaceful and spiritual atmosphere dedicated to...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank jfarlam
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to Sunday morning mass at this Roman Catholic Basilica. Very short distance from our Disney hotel by UBER. Beautiful ground and gift shop

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When you walk in the giant Holy Water Font tells a tall tale of what to expect. 13 Tresses all with the full moon cut out, the pulpit is the stages of the moon, stars everywhere, if you look hard enough, and shamrocks on the...More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank ClanCarruthers C
Reviewed April 13, 2019

This Shrine is a pleasant place to be visited by all catholic pilgrims in the area of the Disney Park ,Orlando. The community has open doors to anyone who arrives and one feels so welcome! It is a beautiful church, and the decoration is so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2019

We attended Mass At the Basilica, the capacity is 2000 but you felt like it was your hometown church. You felt welcome from the time you centered the grounds, the church, the fellowship hall and the gift shop.The music was beautiful the priest was terrific....More

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank JeffP164
Reviewed April 13, 2019

this was my first visit, very impressed. first service with my cousin from Arizona, part of trip to florida for christmas

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank suesafari6
Reviewed April 9, 2019

This was my second time visiting and it is lovely, I can't wait to see it when it is finished and the pipe organ is installed.

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Decided to visit the Basilica and was very pleased to have made the mass. The grounds were very interesting and place was serene. Beautiful architectural features, like the carved doors, the statue of our Lady, etc...Nice gift shop located at the grounds.

Date of experience: August 2018
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Louise M
April 21, 2019|
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Response from MiguelFerrer33881 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Is not to far from hotel, however the route to walk will easily be a 3 to 5 miles walk estimate. Suggest to call a share ride like Uber/Lift or taxi. Is getting kind of hot over here too! Is a great place to visit a few... More
Nickolas P
February 4, 2018|
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Response from ScheetzTravels | Reviewed this property |
From I-4 WB it’s the first Disney exit. Left at the bottom of exit ramp & first left onto Vineland. You’ll go by Bahama Breeze and the street narrows to one lane. Shrine will be on your right before you reach outlet mall.
January 25, 2018|
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Response from N1965UMrichardg | Reviewed this property |
If I'm not wrong they open for the first mass at 7 AM