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Beautiful church designated as a Basilica

Don't miss seeing this spectacular feat of architecture -- the dome is amazing. Stained glass is... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Leawood, Kansas
Peaceful, welcoming

Great stop the work in the sanctuary is equal to some we've visited on Europe.They allow photos... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Janet S
Cartersville, Georgia
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Don't miss seeing this spectacular feat of architecture -- the dome is amazing. Stained glass is beautiful. It's a peaceful experience to visit this place of worship.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop the work in the sanctuary is equal to some we've visited on Europe.They allow photos, and have a donations box inside the entry on the side. Take notice of the doors and all the small venues up on the walls of scenes of...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were in Asheville for a wedding at the Basilica. We arrived early and we were seated close to the front. It gave us time to take in the beauty of this early 1900’s Church. The deacon who performed the wedding was a very good...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to the 11:00 am Sunday Mass. This is the first parish in the United States. This church is beautiful. Stop in and say a Hail Mary and thank the Lord for all the blessing you have been given.

Thank Bernie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Downtown Asheville is filled with beautiful old buildings and stunning architecture. You must take the time to walk around and enjoy the details which are everywhere. This picture does not even come close to how incredible this building is in real life.

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Reviewed September 10, 2018

Generally enjoy looking at churches. Found this interesting for a quick visit if in the area but not a destination visit.

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Reviewed September 6, 2018

A beautiful Basilica with an amazing domed ceiling and beautiful stained glass windows. Located within walking distance to the Grove Arcade, also a must see in downtown Asheville.

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Reviewed September 4, 2018

We just stopped by to see the inside of the church and dome. It was mentioned on our segway tour so we back to visit. It is pretty amazing.

Thank Kelly S
Reviewed August 29, 2018 via mobile

This Roman Catholic church was designed by a Catalan architect named Rafael Guastavino . Its oval shaped domes using very specially crafted curved tiles , the same that one can find in the Oyster Bar in New York City, are absolutely stunning. The Basilica also...More

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Reviewed August 28, 2018

We took one of the trolley tours and this church was mentioned on the tour and we decided to visit. It was magnificent in architecture and beautiful stained glass and sculptures. The altar area was very ornate. If you are visiting, please remain quiet as...More

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Maureen K
August 24, 2017|
Response from LisaMilo | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon. For specific hours I would suggest googling the site.
April 8, 2017|
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Response from Martha L | Reviewed this property |
Because the information on the website is vague I used the "contact us" information to email my questions on hours of operation. Received a prompt response.
August 20, 2016|
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Response from Jody S | Reviewed this property |
Sunday is listed as 9 am, noon and 5 pm in Spanish. We went to the Sunday noon mass.