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

8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
+1 407-239-6600
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Beautiful church!

Attended mass here and went to gift shop. It is very nice. Very pretty and lots of things in gift... read more

Reviewed 18 March 2015
SusieSobieskiWI
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Beautiful church and a lovely walk on the grounds

This church is equally beautiful on the inside and the grounds outside. The church is quite lovely... read more

Reviewed 17 March 2015
maxpearl
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Ocean Springs, MS
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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.
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  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“gift shop” (166 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
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+1 407-239-6600
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

Attended mass here and went to gift shop. It is very nice. Very pretty and lots of things in gift shop!

Thank SusieSobieskiWI
Reviewed 17 March 2015

This church is equally beautiful on the inside and the grounds outside. The church is quite lovely inside, but I enjoyed walking around the outside probably more. There is a rosary garden which also has the stations of the cross. This garden is much bigger...More

Thank maxpearl
Reviewed 16 March 2015

As a non catholic I was nervous about visiting so we went when there were no masses on. We just wandered around the grounds which were pretty and I was stunned by an awe inspiring statue of an angel. We went in the church which...More

Thank Sandra L
Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

As a cathedral, this is one church you must go to. Very tradition, beautiful garden, grab a noon service if you can great side stop

Thank Tmail23
Reviewed 15 March 2015

The Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe is not a parish in itself. It seems to have been built specifically for tourists, which is a great idea. Although we live just north of Orlando, my wide and I found ourselves here. It is right...More

Thank Lionel D
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Going to the Shrine is tortuous for my family. From the incessant begging for money and the overly casual priests with their banal homilies, to the awful music, my family and I would rather accept the penance assigned to us for missing Mass than attend...More

2  Thank jscholar
Reviewed 9 March 2015

This place is really beautiful and makes everybody feel welcomed !!! Great place to have a picnic in the Rosary Garden during cool fall and winter months. Most beautiful display of roses for Mother's Day and Christmas is gorgeous!!! They have a very nice gift...More

Thank Rafael K
Reviewed 8 March 2015

The Shrine is so impressive and inspiring. To see so many arriving for Mass was wonderful. Although it is right next to a busy highway, it is peaceful and quiet inside. It was just an amazing place to visit and we would recommend it to...More

Thank Terrysmom
Reviewed 7 March 2015

I've always lived in the Central Florida area but never visited Mary. I saw that it was one of the top ranked Orlando attractions, so I thought I'd give it a go. For the purposes of this review, I do not fall under the category...More

1  Thank Chris N
Reviewed 6 March 2015 via mobile

Beautiful church! Beautiful history! Your catholic home away from home!!! I love visiting here and going to Mass with all the other tourists! Amazing choir too!!! A must see!!!

Thank Michelle D
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Mikaela K
We will be staying at the Grand Floridian. Planning to go to 7:30am mass. Has anyone ever used an uber from a resort to the basilica and then uber straight to a Disney park? Just wondering how much time to allow and if Disney allows uber pick up at resort?
10 June 2017|
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Response from DMJA21 | Reviewed this property |
I have always had a car to drive. But I am intrigued by your question and admire your dedication to attending Mass while there. I googled "does Uber provide service at Disney World" and found several articles on the... More
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ActiveMiami_Florida
Mass schedule
22 April 2017|
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Response from Gerald R | Reviewed this property |
Basilica Hours Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass (Mon. thru Fri. - 8.00 a.m. and 12.05 p.m.; Sat. - 8.00 a.m. & Vigil 6.00 p.m.) (Sunday - 7.30 a.m.; 9.30... More
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bbh9072016
Can anyone tell me what the hours are?
13 April 2017|
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Response from DPTL21040 | Reviewed this property |
Basilica Hours Monday through Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Saturday & Sunday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Holy Mass (Mon. thru Fri. - 8.00 a.m. and 12.05 p.m.; Sat. - 8.00 a.m. & Vigil 6.00 p.m.) (Sunday - 7.30 a.m.; 9.30... More
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