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

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Concert Series at the Basilica

Beautiful church and great acoustics for listening to a great concert band. No congregation... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark H
Orlando, Florida
A must-see when you visit the south Orlando/Disney area

I visit whenever I am in Orlando for conferences or sightseeing. The Basilica is beautiful and has... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Amarillo, Texas
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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...more
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
+1 407-239-6600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Beautiful church and great acoustics for listening to a great concert band. No congregation, church is for tourists to Orlando who want to attend mass on Saturday or Sunday. My understanding is that they are getting a new, large pipe organ in 2019. Can't wait...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visit whenever I am in Orlando for conferences or sightseeing. The Basilica is beautiful and has 4 Sunday Masses as well as weekday Masses at 8 am and noon, and confessions available most of the day. There is usually a volunteer to greet you...More

Thank S W
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the most beautiful shrine I have ever seen, and the Gift Shop was AMAZING. plan on spending at lease 1-2 hours just in the Gift shop

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for Mass because it was the closest Catholic Church to where I was staying for work that week. The architecture is what gets you at first. How things are truly meant to be as far as a traditional Church is concerned. Music was...More

1  Thank Ken K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited the shrine and it is beautiful. It is a Catholic Church and as such you can attend mass; look online for mass times. At the entrance is a statue of St Michael the archangel. They have beautiful stained glass windows. There were water...More

Thank Joanne M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I took my relatives just to pray, but was really impressed with their religious and cultural available at this church. I you plan to build a prayer area in your home then this is the place to find art pieces to complement your place. This...More

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Reviewed 9 October 2018

As we approached the church, I could feel the presence of God, it was a feeling that I had never had before,and as we got closer to the church I could see the beauty that was placed in the making of this building, It had...More

1  Thank Bobby A
Reviewed 2 October 2018

In between amusement parks and outlet malls this is a beautiful shrine to Mary. I recommend taking some time out of your trip to Orlando to come visit this magnificent shrine.

Thank KaitRose
Reviewed 13 September 2018

Having returned to the Orando area, we decided to attend the 6 pm Mass at the Shrine. We have always been impressed with the church grounds, the outdoor Stations of the Cross, the Prayer Walk and the historic museum, but tonite's Mass was really impressive...More

Thank POLO47
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

A haven amongst the chaos around! Such a lovely building. We always visit whilst on vacation. Recommended

Thank Steve J
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Nickolas P
4 February 2018|
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Response from ScheetzTravels | 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.
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
Sara M
16 November 2017|
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Response from Semi-retired43221 | Reviewed this property |
Sure... just Google them
12 November 2017|
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Response from FeedbackYouNeed2Hear | Reviewed this property |
The schedule can be found on the website under news and events for the Christmas mass schedule Google the church and you will find the information.
28 August 2017|
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Response from edwardhY8504XR | Reviewed this property |
check if your hotel has a shuttle to the premium outlet mall at LBV, the Shrine is right next door.