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

4.7
#1 of 7 in Historic Sites in Orlando
serves as the center of the Roman Catholic faith in the area The basilica, built to accommodate both locals and the large number of tourists who visit the area, can easily host more than 2,000 people. Bright, open, and welcoming, the structure is a wonderful example of modern church architecture. Don't miss the church’s Museum of Catholic Art and its rich collection of ecclesiastical pieces. Visit the surrounding tranquil gardens for quiet contemplation. As with any other place of worship, while visiting it’s important to respect church etiquette. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe by using our Orlando tour website .
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  • Every time I go to Orlando, I go to this church. I watch the mass and thank God for the journey. Quiet place, very peaceful. It's worth it, even if it's just to freeze.
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  • The Cathedral is undergoing renovations but is still lovely! The choir at Mass was phenomenal!!! The homily was fairly brief but very meaningful!! Wish we lived closer!!  more »
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  • What a beautiful Church. It's a unique sort of place as it is built for all of the traveling Catholics that need to go to Holy Mass when they are on vacation. It's a unique experience. Also, check out the gift shop it has some amazing devotional items and souvenirs. It's a great place!
  • A Beautiful Basilica, under interior remodel when we visited. The Basilica has a large nave, with room for thousands; true to Mary's patronage there are many beautiful Marian windows. There is a very large Catholic bookstore. Despite its proximity to I-4 and theme parks traffic was manageable. My family was seated just thirty minutes after we left our Disney hotel. The Basilica of the National Shrine is a great option to meed your Sunday Obligation while on vacation in Orlando (and a beautiful Shrine in its own right).
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