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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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Peaceful Oasis in the Midst of Tourist Town

I often visit the Queen of the Universe Shrine when I'm feeling the need to meditate, share... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
AnSc
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Orlando, FL
Beautiful church in Orlando

Would recommend visiting Mary Queen of the universe. The Basillica itself is stunning, the grounds... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sophie H
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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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“attend mass” (86 reviews)
“gift shop” (148 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 6 days ago

I often visit the Queen of the Universe Shrine when I'm feeling the need to meditate, share gratitude or pray. It's close to the outlet mall, but when you are inside it's walls you feel a million miles away from the Theme Parks and Shopping...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Would recommend visiting Mary Queen of the universe. The Basillica itself is stunning, the grounds are very well kept - so clean and green. There is a great little shop that sells a variety of holy things: statutes, rosary beads etc. Quite a lot of...More

Thank Sophie H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a beautiful Catholic Basilica. It has a very large gift store and a wonderful choir that sings during Mass

Thank Annette M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Attended Saturday evening Mass service at 6.00PM. Loved the entire service. The priest was elderly and conducted the mass briskly n delivered his homily very well. The choir of just 04 + organ/piano, was very professional and great. An excellent way to spend a serene...More

Thank Kennedy P
Reviewed 20 August 2017

We attended mass. Super nice church, fantastic choir, very nice gift shop. Next time in Orlando, will definitely stop again.

Thank AMFMooseCreek_On
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

This Catholic Church is beautiful. The people are mostly nice, but the church is so large that the personal factor isn't there. During the collection, the priest begged for money and did so again during the second collection. Seemed kind of tacky to me. The...More

Thank Shawn R
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Huge cathedral here in Orlando, 10 minutes or less away from Disney Springs without traffic (early morning hours), great place to go to mass while on vacation. They have guides of the cathedral and grounds if you wish to delve deeper and explore this beautiful...More

Thank luron
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Very welcoming services and a huge gift shop selling a wide array of Catholic paraphernalia. The grounds are large and very peaceful. The interior of the church is a nice fusion of traditional and modern. There is a good selection of mass times on a...More

Thank Declan W
Reviewed 15 August 2017

A place designed to accommodate visitors to Orlando who wish a peaceful and tranquil place to reflect and or to pray. Very nicely landscaped, with fountains and ponds containing turtles. A huge gift shop and also a religious museum is on the site of this...More

Thank Living_Simply40
Reviewed 14 August 2017

I love looking at gorgeous churches, it has a lot to look at and the gift shop was very nice! Nice, quiet, place to roam around! The statues are very big and well done! You will feel very peaceful, and not rushed! Look around outside...More

Thank Newatthis03
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Jagk123
28 August 2017|
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Response from Kennedy P | Reviewed this property |
I used Uber n it was excellent. Around 20 minutes without traffic There is Saturday 6PM evening mass.(valid as Sunday mass)
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Mikaela K
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
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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