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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 437 things to do in Orlando
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Useful Information: Wheelchair access, Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 13, 2012

I would never think of this church as an "attraction" in Orlando, yet here it is. Awe inspiring for even the less than "holy roller" types. We felt so at peace on the grounds, and inside the many parts of the cathedral. I have yet to attend Mass there, but have heard it is spectacular. Enjoy the tranquility there as opposed to the madness of the surrounding Disney area!

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Reviewed September 10, 2012

If you feel the need to go to Mass or visit a beautiful church and church grounds and garden you should pay a visit here. The church is exquisite, the 4 choir members sang wonderful and the priest was an excellent speaker and welcomed everyone from where ever they happen to be visiting from. They have a unique gift store also.

3  Thank joananne2010
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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

2  Thank Eloise H
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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.

Thank Broadwayfan154963
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

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

Thank LKB196
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