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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: Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities, Stroller parking
Greensburg, Pennsylvania
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Healing”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Healing came for my sister Sharon Swentosky while we visited the church. It's such a Blessing. I like that you can go anytime of the day and the church is open. Also visit the gift shop.

Visited July 2013
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
118 reviews
44 attraction reviews
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“Home from home”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

This is the third time we have visited the shrine during our stays in Florida. We attended Mass on six occasions and also confession. The rector is from Ireland and he makes everyone feel so welcome. The Bascillica is so peaceful compared to the theme parks and it is was lovely to take time out. The shop is brilliant as well.

Visited July 2013
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Newtown Square
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Warm, welcoming parish”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

Our Mass was beautiful! The priest was so welcoming and gave a great homily. We always go to this church when in Disney.

Visited June 2013
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Chatham, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Beautiful”
Reviewed July 10, 2013

Whenever my wife and I are in Orlando we attend Mass here. In fact we like it so much we donated to purchase a family brick in the Rosary Garden. Beautiful Shrine. Also has a very large and extensive gift shop.

Visited May 2013
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Ringgold, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Nice Building, poor homily”
Reviewed July 9, 2013

went to Mass here while on vacation. The building and grounds are very nice but when mass starts with appeal/demands for money not a very good sign. We have been to lots of Catholic church's in resort/vacation areas and there are lots better ways to make the point that the vacationers support is needed than was demonstrated in this service.

Visited June 2013
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