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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
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+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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We went to the church in the Christmas season for a daily mass and specific for confession. Nice atmosphere and beautiful church. Very nice gift shop and museum.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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Round Rock, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went to the church in the Christmas season for a daily mass and specific for confession. Nice atmosphere and beautiful church. Very nice gift shop and museum.

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Ancaster, Ontario
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to the Basilica for New Years Eve Mass. Very large, nice grounds, beautiful choir. Beautiful Mass. The only negative part was the over asking of collections by the priest.

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Corpus Christi, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This Basilica is very nice. We always enjoy visiting when we are in Orlando. It is very spacious and we enjoy the homily's the priest gives.Nice scenery and nice gift shop. We always need to make time for the one who made it possible to enjoy our life.

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Longboat Key, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I grew up going to Disney and we attended mass here every time we visited. We still go to visit even if its no Sunday and we look around the Gift Shop and always purchase something as a gift for family.

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New Lenox, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I visited Orlando during the Christmas Season and one of the places we always go to for Mass is the Basilica. It is a beautiful place to worship and we always enjoy going there when we are in Orlando. As usual, they decorated the Church beautifully for Christmas. If you are ever in Orlando, you need to... More 

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Nixa, Missouri
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been going to this Shrine for many years and find it WONDERFUL! Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. The services are wonderful and a complete joy. We go so often that it is like it is a second church home to my family. A very total religious experience and also a great place to just walk around, have... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The basilica is beautiful, with many sculptures, stained glass and art pieces. The building and surrounding gardens are awe-inspiring. We attended a Saturday evening Mass, which was welcoming; the priest was humble and gracious, and the choir heavenly. We were blessed to be there. It was such a peaceful, loving respite from the hustle/bustle of Disneyworld. Just what we needed!... More 

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Spring Lake, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Amazing Basilica! Christmas mass was lovely, well attended, with great music and a beautiful message.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

New Year's Day mass was overflowing. Standing room only at the 11:30 service. Police were directing traffic before/after mass to manage the car flow.

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Jacksonville, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every Sunday we're in Orlando on vacation or whatnot, we go to church here. It's become sort of a family tradition and even when I travel alone, I still enjoy coming here. The choir has to be the most beautiful set of voices I've ever heard. The crucifix over the alter? GORGEOUS. It's awe-inspiring each time I visit. I see... More 

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