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“Christmas mass here should not be missed.”

Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 425 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: Stroller parking, Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access
Naas, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
“Christmas mass here should not be missed.”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

The choir and music make this a beautiful traditional Christmas ceremony. There is a great feel of all nations coming together as this is a travellers church

Visited December 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“peaceful”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

This is worth a visit. A very peaceful place to sit and contenplate.
Hard to beleive you are in the midle of all the excitement of the theme parks ect. The building its self is amazing. The wow factor. meet some lovely people there

Visited December 2012
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Brasilia, DF
2 reviews
“I love this church!!”
Reviewed December 29, 2012

i liked everything, people where very amicable and the store has very nice items and good prices and do not forget to visit the museum

Visited October 2012
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wisconsin
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed December 24, 2012

Christmas mass was wonderful. It is very beautiful there. It helps you to appreciate beauty in life. The gift shop was very spacious and had a lot to offer.

Visited December 2012
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Loudon, New Hampshire
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Peaceful”
Reviewed December 20, 2012

Have to see this Shrine. Peaceful and beautiful is what it is. At mother's day the Shrine is full of roses and now at Christmas a room in the Shrine has the Nativity with life size figures and it looks just like the stable.

Visited December 2012
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