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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 424 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: Bathroom facilities, Wheelchair access, Stroller parking
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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91 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Pompous”
Reviewed September 2, 2014 via mobile

Normally when entering a catholic church, I feel at home, everywhere in the world. But not this time. The building is huge, pompous, it is as if they had to build a monument adaptable to Orlando's gigantic parks. I couldn't find a place to pray, I was frozen. We were shocked by the dimensions of this shop, again huge, overdimensioned. I really thought the gigantism in catholic church is passed away, but it seams this is not true, not here in Orlando.

Visited August 2014
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Kissimmee, Florida
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38 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Peace!”
Reviewed August 30, 2014

This shrine is so wonderful. There is so much beauty; the statues, the information, etc. If you are looking for a place just to sit and feel the peace and tranquility or maybe walk through the garden this is the perfect place to go no matter what your religion is. All you need is the faith.

Visited March 2014
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28 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Serene”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Lots of parking space. A very peaceful retreat. The church is beautiful and there's an annexed gift shop.

Visited August 2014
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Absolutely Beautiful Modern Church”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

I am not a fan of modern church architecture but this church named for Mary, Mother of God, is so beautiful. It is huge with a large sanctuary, n adoration room and a chapel, all open to the public to participate in prayer, attend Mass or simply take in the wonders of the design.

Visited August 2014
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mohegan lake, United States
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18 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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“Beautiful Church”
Reviewed August 28, 2014

Beautiful church. Mass was excellent. Gift shop was very nice. The choir was amazing. A very nice plus for our vacation.

Visited August 2014
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