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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #18 of 439 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 January 9, 2014

My wife attended a service and we visited later to take some pictures, very good well serviced and maintained

Thank Gary L
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Reviewed January 9, 2014

Breath-takingly luminous basillica (great bronze statues and doors, spectacular stained glass windows, powerful Corpus Christi suspended above altar on illuminating cross)! Restful garden-like grounds (palms, fountains, green and/or secluded space for outdoor prayer)! Located conveniently on (I-4) freeway marginal (Vineland Ave.) just minutes from Downtown Disney. Mass and Confession offered daily. Gift shop stocked with everything you could want. Theologically-sound celebrants, confessors and books on property. Only down-sides are that its Vineland Ave location (once mostly undeveloped swamp-land) is now very densely developed with hotels, restaurants and a large outlet store shopping center. Accordingly, during tourist season, traffic on Vineland Ave (in each direction of the Shrine) can back up considerably. Of course, if you travel outside of peak season, then this won't be a factor. In any event, it is well worth a visit.

4  Thank GREG M
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Reviewed January 7, 2014

quite peaceful well kept in the middle of all the tourist crazy. Mass was started right on time and was truely a comfort in a week of crazy at Disney World

Thank Janet Bobi B
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

This was the second time that we went to Mass at the beautiful Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine. It is a lovely and large modern church. There are plenty of pews and visitors are always welcome. The choir was fantastic. Even though there were only eight members, it felt like we were at a glorious concert. While there take time to visit the gift shop. It has many religious articles that you don't find in other shops. The grounds are lovely as well and there is an outdoor rosary garden.

1  Thank Cac1234
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Reviewed January 5, 2014

The church is not so big, but it makes you feel like it's a cathedral. The resident priest always gives a good homily during the mass. If you're just visiting and praying in silent, nothing will distract you. I especially like to drop by their shop (store) whenever I'm there even just to browse. There's always something that will get you interested in.

Thank Yoly B
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