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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
Uniontown, Pennsylvania
Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spiritual!”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

I looked up on trip advisor the best places to go in or around Orlando and Mar, Queen of the Universe Shrine was rated one the highest, we had to see it! There was hardly anyone there. The gift shop was amazing there was anything religious that you could want. The shrine itself was breathtaking. There are prayer candles, little chapels and art work. The outdoor mother's chapel is awesome!! We loved it and would definitely visit again!

Visited July 2014
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Totowa, New Jersey
Level 6 Contributor
146 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“amazing!!!”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

great grounds and a spectacular place to attend mass. the pastor is warm and friendly for as big as this church is, it still has a homey feel.

Visited December 2013
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Miami
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Beautiful,Inspiring and joyful”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

It is a beautiful Marian Shrine placed right in the middle of the theme parks and attractions that provides an awesome opportunity to re-charge one's spirituality and emotional batteries.Wonderful experience in a most joyful place!

Visited July 2014
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Gainesville, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
161 reviews
44 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“A must see”
Reviewed July 20, 2014

I try to visit Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine every time I go to Orlando. The grounds are gorgeous and the Shrine itself is magnificent. To see Our Mother represented in so many different ways is thrilling. The gift shop is one of the best ever. I always find something unusual there for someone I love.

Visited July 2014
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Morris County, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
91 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“This place is fantastic!”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

You have to check out the fish pond between the church and the parking area, there were turtles and some other larger reptiles!
Oh yeah, the shrine is beautiful too!

Visited July 2014
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