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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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Why is this an attraction??

I was aghast to find this on the "attractions" list in Orlando- and at #16!? My goodness... This... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Jess B
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Sarasota, Florida
Beautiful Location for An Ordination

This beautiful church boasts a large walkway to enter and wonderful grounds with plenty of parking... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Carol S
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Concord, New Hampshire
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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.
  • Excellent81%
  • Very good14%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“attend mass” (84 reviews)
“gift shop” (166 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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8300 Vineland Ave, Orlando, FL 32821
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Reviewed 2 days ago

I was aghast to find this on the "attractions" list in Orlando- and at #16!? My goodness... This church does nothing but beg for money from the moment you arrive. The architecture was nothing special; certainly not attraction-worthy. The stained-glass windows don't even depict scriptural...More

Thank Jess B
Reviewed 1 week ago

This beautiful church boasts a large walkway to enter and wonderful grounds with plenty of parking. The awesome feel inside was perfect for the deacon ordination we attended. It was clean and bright inside this holy house. Call me whatever you will, but the kneelers...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went to look at the Basilica and it was beautiful. Attended weekday mass and it was surprisingly crowded. The gift shop is extensive and is a good place to pickup first communion and confirmation gifts.

Thank Tim S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went to Mass Sunday morning. The priest and all the parishioners were so welcoming. The place is beautiful and prayerful. The museum and the pilgrimage sections are worth a visit even if you're not going to Mass or even Catholic!

Thank Hunteth1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I would suggest any Catholic to attend mass in this beautiful Basilica and walk the grounds and just take in the beauty and the peacefulness. Non-Catholics would be welcome too.

Thank 66browneyedgirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always visit here when on vacation. Beautiful church. Definitely recommend you pop in. Can't fault it

Thank Steve J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice soothing atmosphere. The church is huge and beautiful. The grounds are nice and provide ample space for quiet walks.

1  Thank amsb31
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is basically our go to church whenever we come up to Orlando. Very beautiful church and many tourists come and visit. The choir is probably the best church choir I've ever heard.

1  Thank Ardrey L
Reviewed 17 May 2017

When we travel to Orlando, the Basilica has become my parish (away from home) for the extent of our stay! It is a truly beautiful place where visitors to the area should experience.

1  Thank Buck2244
Reviewed 14 May 2017

I stopped by as I was leaving the area. It is BEAUTIFUL!! There was a Mass going on so I didn't wander inside the church. There is also a gift shop and a Museum. The Museum itself is worth the trip! Stunning paintings and artwork...More

Thank Johanna B
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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
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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bbh9072016
Can anyone tell me what the hours are?
14 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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