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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #16 of 421 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
West Yorkshire
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40 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Going to Church”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2014

Have never got used to going to Church here. An enormous cathedral-like building were the service becomes something of a entertainment show in Orlandoesque-style. Needs to be toned down leave the razz-a-matazz to Disney and keep the worship of God simple.

Visited August 2013
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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“Mary queen of the universe shrine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 24, 2014

Watched this church being built many years ago while on holiday and have been visiting it while on holiday in orlando for the last 4years .It is totally awesome ,a beautiful place to worship with lovely surroundings ,stunning architecture .a fantastic choir and so nice to enjoy the mayhem and tranquility away from the madness of the parks.

Visited July 2014
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Port Saint Lucie, Florida
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443 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 274 helpful votes
“Beautiful church and grounds”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2014

Located alongside the interstate. Very large church and surrounding grounds. Beautiful marbe statues throughout. Church has a large tourist following.

Visited July 2014
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Uniontown, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Spiritual!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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“amazing!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles 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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