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Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
+1 828-252-6042
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For lovers of architecture, art and history

Located in downtown Asheville the Basilica is both beautiful, historic and simply an awesome place... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Asheville, NC

As group of us, ages between 11 and 40, went into store just to look. All of us were amazed by what... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
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97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
+1 828-252-6042
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Located in downtown Asheville the Basilica is both beautiful, historic and simply an awesome place to go to quiet your mind, pray or meditate even if you are not interested in the guided tours available and even if you are not Catholic. The rich history...More

Thank curlyheadAsheville
Reviewed 1 week ago

As group of us, ages between 11 and 40, went into store just to look. All of us were amazed by what all was there. A lot of interesting things. Some people have a creative way about them. Someone turned an old flip cell phone...More

Thank Wesley38
Reviewed 1 week ago

Take a peek inside to appreciate the style and architecture of this basilica. The history and Spanish Renaissance style are impressive.

Thank dekalbill
Reviewed 1 week ago

For a quick look it is a lovely Church. It doesn't take a long time to look around but it packs a wallop in the beauty area.

Thank 1HudsonLvr
Reviewed 1 week ago

With its huge elliptical domed ceiling, this unusual church building is a not-to-be-missed site in Asheville. Completed in 1909 and built following the system patented by Rafael Guastavino who emigrated to the U. S. from Spain, it boasts the largest freestanding elliptical dome in the...More

Thank LongIslandMabel
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We attended the mass on a Sunday and stayed for the tour. It was worth it. The guide gave just the right amount of info... about half an hour. Some great art. It was interesting to compare the architecture to other buildings around the city....More

Thank opendoorRedlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended the Saturday Evening Vigil Mass here, and it was quite lovely. They offer guided tours after Mass, and self-guided tours with brochures - recommended time for touring with a brochure is about 30 minutes. We learned some fascinating facts about the Basilica. I...More

Thank Christina C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Basilica is open for visitors . Beautiful inside. To the Left of the Alter ( your left as face alter) is an alcove that contains the vault of the designer / architect . The door is on the left - heavily tiled concrete door...More

Thank HoLaRo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am not an architect but I do appreciate architecture. I first heard the name of the architect while touring the Biltmore. After reading a book on the Guavastino interlocking tiles, I was intrigued and thought I understood what it was all about until I...More

Thank Rjsully80
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unique architecture - we were told it has the largest eliptical free standing domed ceiling in America. It is quite awe inspiring when you see it from inside. We spent no more than 5 minutes, just taking a quick look - but is definitely worth...More

Thank CandyceW
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what are the self guide tour hours Saturday May 20, 2017
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.
What time are Sunday masses?
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.
Morgan W
How much time is needed to fully tour the Basilica?
May 7, 2015|
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Response from Lynne H | Reviewed this property |
I think you need a solid hour to fully appreciate the beauty of the Basilica.