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

8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
+1 407-239-6600
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Peaceful place to pray

We traveled to Orlando for a normal vacation and took some time to pray to Jesus. A great place to... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
missgirl
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Madison, Mississippi
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Peace in the midst of the storm

I love to visit the shrine. There is a beautiful rose garden laid out in the shape of a rosary. I... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jackie M
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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.
  • Excellent82%
  • Very good13%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful church” (189 reviews)
“attend mass” (91 reviews)
“gift shop” (172 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
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+1 407-239-6600
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"beautiful church"
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"attend mass"
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"gift shop"
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"rosary garden"
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"sunday mass"
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"stained glass"
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"peaceful place"
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"small museum"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We traveled to Orlando for a normal vacation and took some time to pray to Jesus. A great place to take a break from the crazy crowds. The volunteers working were nice and helpful. This is a must do place to go when visiting Orlando!

Thank missgirl
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I love to visit the shrine. There is a beautiful rose garden laid out in the shape of a rosary. I also enjoy the shop. The best thing about the shrine is to walk into the silence w the beautiful stained glass windows, and, statues....More

Thank Jackie M
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I went here several years ago and received solicitations for donations for years. I’m sure they spent far in excess of what I gave them when I visited, trying to get more. But it is an interesting place and although not my faith, I felt...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful church with a great gift shop. The church is beautiful and there is such a calm feeling once inside it. I go there every time I visit Orlando.

Thank themookie
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having read about the Shrine, I wanted to see it for myself because it sounded like a special place. There were many people praying, lighting candles, and just walking around and observing (like myself). I looked at all the stained glass and spotted Elizabeth Seton...More

Thank Nova1994
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Reviewed 15 May 2018 via mobile

Each year the Shrine has 10,000 fresh cut Roses on the altar for Mother’s Day. You can begin a few months out asking for name donations to honor mothers. The Roses stay in altar for up to Two Weeks Beautiful ! Be sure to stop...More

Thank fondamcg
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Reviewed 10 May 2018

Location is perfect, very impressive and peaceful place to visit, I would definately visit again!!!!

Thank heidy0056
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Reviewed 1 May 2018

It was a nice church but I didn't think it was special. I was expecting a cathedral. The gift shop was very tacky.

Thank lindak07
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Reviewed 30 April 2018

Went for Mass on Sunday morning anf the Church is just lovely. Toured around the grounds after Mass and it is very nicely casred for.

Thank Maggie1875
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Reviewed 24 April 2018

Great place to experience as a Catholic. Went to Mass and enjoyed them Service.. The building reflects the nature of your visit.

Thank Miusa
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Nickolas P
5 February 2018|
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Response from AnSc | Reviewed this property |
From I-4 WB it’s the first Disney exit. Left at the bottom of exit ramp & first left onto Vineland. You’ll go by Bahama Breeze and the street narrows to one lane. Shrine will be on your right before you reach outlet mall.
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Ivani C
26 January 2018|
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Response from N1965UMrichardg | Reviewed this property |
If I'm not wrong they open for the first mass at 7 AM
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Sara M
17 November 2017|
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Response from Semi-retired43221 | Reviewed this property |
Sure... just Google them
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