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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 with a long drawn out Mass

This Catholic Church is beautiful. The people are mostly nice, but the church is so large that the... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Shawn R
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Beautiful church, nice daily masses done in the chapel

Huge cathedral here in Orlando, 10 minutes or less away from Disney Springs without traffic (early... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
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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” (168 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 yesterday 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 4 days ago

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 4 days ago

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 5 days ago

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 6 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I love to visit the Shrine every time we visit Orlando. The choir is amazing, beyond professional. The singers sound like the voice singers in Disney movies. So beautiful to listen to their gifted voices.

Thank WinkSea
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So blessed to be able to Attend Sunday mass (8/6/17) @ 11:30am. Choir & music were wonderful. Challenging to clearly hear the priest -- Microphones/Acoustics were just not right. Beautiful church - statues, artwork, architectural style, stained glass windows, ornate doors. Nice gift shop. Beautiful...More

Thank Rita S
Reviewed 1 week ago

The magnificent Basilica is funded solely by tourist. The music is outstanding and often has guest musicians sit in during Mass. People from all over the world attend here. The priest will ask where people are from and it's world-wide.

Thank Ginger P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sunday services a must! Beautiful church with amazing choir! Grounds are well kept and the rosary garden peaceful and angelic... for anyone who is looking for some quiet time time - this is the must go - just minutes from International Drive.

Thank Agnieszka K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a huge basilica that doesn't attract as many tourists as it should. It is a Catholic shrine that is definitely worth a visit and if you can attend mass there, even better. It has beautiful stained glass windows inside and the architecture is...More

Thank Adriana P
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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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23 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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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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