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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 441 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, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Beautiful Shrine. While there I learned that if the Pope visits Central Florida, this is where he would go. Exceptionally beautiful and well worth a visit. If you are doing the 'tourist thing' at the theme parks, take an hour and visit this wonderful shrine, built to serve the tourist community!

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Reviewed July 1, 2013

Its just a beautiful shrine. The gift shop had large selection and the grounds are beautiful. Just wish we had more time to explore - wonderful place just to sit and be still - so peaceful!

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Reviewed June 27, 2013

Great place to attend Mass while traveling. Large church. Masses and parking lot can get crowded. Next to one of the Outlet Malls.

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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Pastor greeted every visitor before he started service. I felt like I belong to the community. Beautiful church and people were very welcoming.

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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We attend mass here every year while on vacation, so it is our church away from home. Besides being a beautiful shrine with gardens, this is also a large church that offers regular weekday, weekend, and holiday masses. Interestingly, it was built FOR the tourist/seasonal resident community of the area, so all are welcomed. NOTE: The masses here are very popular, so giving yourself an extra 15-20 minutes of travel time is a good idea!

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