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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 428 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Saint John, Indiana
Level 6 Contributor
353 reviews
143 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

We go to mass here every time we are in Orlando. They have a beautiful crucifix by the altar. The grounds are really nice also and there is a gift shop.

Visited September 2012
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Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
150 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
“A piece of real heaven in the Sunshine State”
Reviewed November 10, 2012

This place never ceases to amaze me - I have been going for 23 years on holidays to Orlando. It is so beautiful and you always get such a friendly welcome. The Rosary Garden is beautiful and very spirtiual

Visited September 2012
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Christmas, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
179 reviews
51 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“BREATHTAKING”
Reviewed November 9, 2012

I love it at this church. Scottish/irish priests and absolutely breathtaking during the holidays. I feel at home there.

Visited December 2011
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Ruskin, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
35 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

Beautiful architecture, and a great change of pace from Disney. The building it's a great example of how you can mix modern with old and still achieve perfection.

Visited October 2012
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Orlando, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“"Tourist Church"”
Reviewed November 8, 2012

This placeis sort of cool even my children like visiting a lighting the candles. I hope to make it to a concert one day.

Visited November 2012
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