The Basilica of Mary, Queen of the Universe

The Basilica of Mary, Queen of the Universe was constructed to serve the faithful tourists of Orlando. They welcome anyone who wishes to tour the grounds, which include a wonderful extensive Rosary Garden, a "Mother and Child" outdoor chapel, and even a church museum. Seeing the entirety of this Basilica could take an entire day.

St. James Cathedral

Nestled in the heart of Orlando is the seat of the Bishop of the Diocese of Orlando. This historic church traces its history back to the 19th century. The grounds are not as extensive as those of the Basilica of Mary, Queen of the Universe, but the interior is lovely and, as a working parish, it holds an excellent atmosphere for prayer and reflection.

St. Jude Maronite Catholic Church

St. Jude's is in communion with the Holy See and they offer the faithful a chance to experience Divine Liturgy, which comes from the 5th century. If you're visiting on the 22nd of any given month, they will have the relic of St. Charbel, a wonder-working Maronite saint,  on display for veneration.

St. Nicholas of Myra Byzantine Catholic Church

Another Eastern Rite church that is fully in communion with Rome. Named for St. Nicholas of Myra, patron saint of travelers, the church displays a genuine Russian icon of St. Nicholas that is over 300 years old.

The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche

Located less than 2 hours from Orlando is one of the greatest pilgrimage sites in the US. The National Shrine of Our Lady of La Leche was the first in the nation dedicated to the Blessed Virgin. The extensive, gorgeous grounds are an excellent place to walk or pray. Also featured at the site is a 200-foot cross that commemorates the first Mass celebrated by Spanish settlers, in 1565.