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

8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
+1 407-239-6600
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Nice to have a tourist church available

We have been coming here since before the actual church building was erected. Beautiful shrine... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
DuBois, Pennsylvania

Beautiful church. Large. Rosary Garden. Large beautiful gift shop Daily Confession. Close to... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida
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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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“beautiful church” (186 reviews)
“gift shop” (174 reviews)
“attend mass” (86 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821-6801
+1 407-239-6600
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We have been coming here since before the actual church building was erected. Beautiful shrine with many convenient masses to choose. Gift shop has many hard to find items like Polish Oplaki.

Thank mariell98
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church. Large. Rosary Garden. Large beautiful gift shop Daily Confession. Close to theme parks. Museum.

Thank fondamcg
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very large and modern church open to all. Set in beautiful grounds with an attached gift shop and small museum.

Thank PHE22
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stopped here with some family members to show them the beauty of this place. It was just before closing and was virtually deserted! That made it VERY peaceful! We wandered around soaking in the artistic beauty! It is AMAZING! I highly recommend stopping here...More

Thank Johanna B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting Orlando, I chose to attend Sunday Mass here. It was the closest Catholic Church to my resort. Mass was fine. The priest was a little long winded but the seemed pleasant and had a good message. The church was finished in 1993. I'll be...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe a few times during a trip to Orlando. The staff at the church were very kind and accommodated my wheelchair status with graciousness. The services were inspiring and the choir was...More

Thank ADolores
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I can't say that I've seen all the churches in the Orlando area, but this has to be one of the most beautiful. I really liked the statue dedicated to Archangel Michael on the outside of the church. The church bookstore is also very nice,...More

Thank Maketrax
Reviewed 16 October 2017

As a life-long Catholic I have visited many, many churches, shrines and other religious places. This Basillica is one of the most beautiful ones I have visited. Take time and visit the rose garden, especially in Spring. It is beautiful and peaceful The church store...More

Thank TexanTravels22
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Every time I am in Orlando I visit the basilica, I find so much peace that it allows me to unwind and have the opportunity to meditate and just relax in the Lord's presence. If you want the opportunity to reconcile with the Lord there...More

Thank FDG44
Reviewed 12 October 2017

This basilica is beautiful, well spoken and the musicians the best. The mass experience is made even more profound when you think that this is not a parish church. This beautiful experience was created by donations from pilgrims - travelers to Orlando that have faith!

Thank Diane S
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Sara M
17 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.
29 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)