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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. Put Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe at the forefront of your travel plans using our Orlando tour website.
Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary reviews
We so enjoyed our time at this basilica...in the chapel, the gift shop, and, of course, the mass. I even bought a CD of the beautiful choir and listen to it regularly. more »
Took my daughter and my nephew who are 20 years old. My nephew doesn’t go to Mass or church often and he said he really enjoyed it. There is a lot to look at and it is nice to see large crowds... more »
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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