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Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe
Ranked #17 of 437 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, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We attend Mass each week, even when traveling and Mary, Queen of the Universe Shrine was wonderful.

1  Thank Dale W
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

We are not Catholic, and have attended church here for the past six weeks on our vacation. We so enjoy Father Paul Henry, and the music , everyone is welcome.
Adjacent to the Outlet Mall and yet in the church and grounds, there is peace , you feel apart from the hustle of Orlando..

1  Thank BARBARA C
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Reviewed 7 February 2012

Our family attended Sunday service here. It's close-by with beautiful grounds. Also the priests had a beautiful homily which grounded you during vacation. The volunteer staff was very helpful in making recommendations on what to visit on the grounds & chapel (a very detailed & beautiful manger scene was still available for viewing when we were there in mid Jan).

1  Thank Owyhee
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Reviewed 2 February 2012

Loved the way the tabernacle was placed right is the center, but with a quiet chapel behind!

Thank janesig
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Reviewed 27 January 2012

Neat history behind it's creation.

Great break . A vacation from the vacation.

Thank TheRabidGolfer
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