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“Wonderful” 5 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 #7 of 65 Attractions in Asheville
Type: Churches/ Cathedrals, Cultural
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“Wonderful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

We arrived just in time for noon mass. Being a catholic I thought it was a lucky break not only could we view the church but also participate in mass. The stained glass windows are fantastic. If you are Catholic this is a must visit.

Visited March 2014
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Asheville, North Carolina
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“Must see”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Truly a must see when in town, lovely church with lots of rich history. Easy to get to if you're downtown and doesn't take up a lot of your day, you can soak up the beauty and tranquility in half an hour. Good place to take a peaceful break. I live here and visit often.

Visited April 2014
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Atlanta, Georgia
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“Peaceful & Unexpectedly Beautiful”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014 via mobile

We didn't expect to find such an amazing basilica in Asheville. Very peaceful - a nice break from the typical touristy activities. Well maintained - beautiful architecture and stained glass. Definitely worth a visit.

Visited March 2014
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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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“good experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

I thought basilicas were much larger. The outside was not so impressive but the inside is. There are little brochures at the side entrance for taking a self guided tour. They also have a guided tour after the noon mass on Sunday. The architecture and construction features are rather amazing. We attended noon mass on a Sunday and it was a wonderful experience as the congregation seem very devout and dedicated and young as well. It is located in a great part of town for walking around to shops and restaurants and they will allow you to park at the church after mass if there is not an event renting their parking lot. (For a donation)

Visited March 2014
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“must see”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

Very beautiful architecture and the staff was very friendly since we arrived at mass and didn't mean to.

Visited March 2014
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