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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 May 2, 2013

Went 2 years ago when it was raining so went back on a lovely sunny day.gift shop staff so helpful.well worth a visit even if you are not of this faith.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed April 30, 2013

The architecture is breathtaking! The Christian Book Store was an added delight...so many beautiful things.

Thank Shirley W
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

This is a large and beautiful church, which even if not Catholic, is well Roth a visit. Very ornate but without being over the top. A quiet and tranquil place to visit. It has an interesting gift shop attached as well as,a lovely garden.

Thank catmum67
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

Attended mass here on Saturday evening, this is quite the church that is funded by visitors. Pastor who said mass was good about welcoming all. The grounds are something pretty astounding, did not make it to the gift shop on site.

Thank ZiggyT
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

We wanted to go here on our last couple trips but finally made it here on our family springbreak. We took a taxi from Downtown Disney and told the driver to return at a specific time. He was right on time for the return trip. The shrine was beautiful and peaceful. The gift shop was very nice. Many things to see outside as well as inside.

Thank aarohm
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