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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 435 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 March 27, 2014

This is a great, quite spot to visit or to attend Mass. We have been here many thime and as regular church goers find the place a real asset for Catholics or anyone who would want to comtemplate some spiritual things in a location largely built on more earthly pursuits.

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Reviewed March 26, 2014

I wish the priests wouldn't spend so much time asking for money each time we visit, but perhaps we are tired of it because we are there so often.

Thank PSGSM
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Reviewed March 24, 2014

A beautiful mecca for Disney fans to take a break. Grounds and church are beautiful. Gift shop a plus for beautiful, keepsakes.

Thank Kathy S
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Just a nice church to go to ..with a nice chapel, too. Parking is easy and it has services during the week and Sunday services.

Thank rollerbladerny
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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Came to this magnificent place with my cousin who mentioned it was the #1 "Thing to do" for free in Orlando. Upon approach it was peaceful as we made our way we were awed by the entrance doors the grande foyer, the beautiful stained glass, sculptures and wall art. We lit a candle for her Father who passed away in November 2013 and a candle for my Mom who passed away February 2014, they were brother and sister. We felt very much at peace and felt almost as if they were with us. We walked the stone garden filled with names of those who have passed, visited the Mother Child outdoor Chapel, the Pilgrimage Centre, Museum and gift shop. It was better then a "Thing to do", I will definitely return and is definitely worth a visit.
God Bless.

Thank ontariowestie
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