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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe

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Address: 8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
Phone Number: +1 407-239-6600
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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Built by tourists, for tourists, this Roman Catholic Church was built in...

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.

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Church built for tourists

This is an amazing church, built especially for the tourist trade and they make no bones about how they expect the tourists support it. With that in mind, you owe it to yourself... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is an amazing church, built especially for the tourist trade and they make no bones about how they expect the tourists support it. With that in mind, you owe it to yourself to see it. Wear your walking shoes as it is quite a hike to the entrance, especially if you end up in the back of the lot.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A large modern church which is very peacefull you cannot believe itin such a place as tourist Orlando. The nativity scene was an actual size set in a small hall with hay on the ground. The church and grounds were fantastic, especially as it was alongside a large outlet centre.

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Boulder, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like big churches, then you'll enjoy this one. Not nearly as impressive as a European cathedral, but still a great monument. Gardens outside are also quite nice.

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The place was actually built to handle the tourist crowds. It's large and has lots to explore including a museum and nice grounds.

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Pocono Lake, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful and Modern Basiilica. It is not a parish and everyone volunteers to help at mass. The music was beautiful and the church grounds were kept very well.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful property, mass there is good and they have an amazing choir. Visiting here really helps you enjoy your vacation, you really get the feeling of gratefullness

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Always a place to add to your trip to Orlando!! Reconciliation id offered often & it is q very welcoming place, the gift shop is full of beautiful religious articles.

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a beautiful Basilica. We attended Mass on Saturday afternoon with the choir and it was a very nice experience. Loved it!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Didn't know about Basilica. What a find. Absolutely breathtaking. Had the great fortune of arriving during a Mass. The Shrine and Basilica should be added to your itinerary. Gift shop offers many rare finds. Highly recommend

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Tallahassee, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was a splendid experience and we really did not know that anything could be that inspiring. The volunteers that staffed the beautiful church were inspiring also

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