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“Amazing architecture.” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Basilica of Saint Lawrence

Basilica of Saint Lawrence
97 Haywood Street, Asheville, NC 28801
(828) 252-6042
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Ranked #4 of 176 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Amazing architecture.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

The brick dome is 82 by 58 feet and is the largest freestanding elliptical dome in North America. Unbelievable how our forefathers could build such an amazing structure. The Basilica houses so many works of art and the building, itself, is a work of art.

We had a splendid guided tour but if you read up before you go, I guess you could figure it all out on your own. To me it was a museum.

Visited June 2013
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Fort Smith, Arkansas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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“This is a must stop and visit”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Being Catholic, we had to stop and visit. What an amazingly gorgeous church both inside and out. The architecture is sip,y amazing

Visited June 2013
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“Beautiful place...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

I was amazed at how beautiful this place was. It did not know that Basilica had a specific meaning within the church, nor have I seen too many places with such a feeling of reverence. The paintings, the architecture, the overall atmosphere were wonderful. I am so glad that I went!

Visited July 2012
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“Very Nice Experience to see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

If you like to visit or see older churches this is one you won't want to miss. It is located right downtown in Asheville and it is worthwhile. There is no fee, but you can give a contribution. There is no formal tour, but instead plan to spend a good 20 to 30 minutes to inspect all it has to offer.

Visited May 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Visit this historic Church”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013

Breath taking.On nation historic registar.One of Ashevilles gems downtown.The rose garden is so pretty when in bloom

Visited October 2012
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