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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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Worth the visit

The Basilica has the largest self supporting dome in North America. It is beautiful inside and out... read more

Reviewed June 30, 2017
cweldon
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Gainesville Florida
Worth the time

We spent about 15 minutes here admiring the traditional Catholic Church. Nice architecture and... read more

Reviewed June 29, 2017
Huachucakid
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Sierra Vista, Arizona
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good27%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
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“beautiful church” (109 reviews)
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97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
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"beautiful church"
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"stained glass"
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"rafael guastavino"
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"elliptical dome"
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"old church"
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"tile work"
in 22 reviews
"domed ceiling"
in 19 reviews
"attend mass"
in 17 reviews
"free standing dome"
in 16 reviews
"grand central station"
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"spanish architect"
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"sunday mass"
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"carnegie hall"
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"architectural gem"
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"amazing architecture"
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"self guided tour"
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Reviewed June 30, 2017

The Basilica has the largest self supporting dome in North America. It is beautiful inside and out. It took two tries before we found the door open one evening.

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Reviewed June 29, 2017

We spent about 15 minutes here admiring the traditional Catholic Church. Nice architecture and woodworking throughout the church.

Thank Huachucakid
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Reviewed June 27, 2017

Jesus on a cross is surrounded by a red blood wall - yes, symbolic, but too oppressive IMO. There were also some prayers being said and some people were praying in a very severe manner. Prayer can be and should be taken seriously for the...More

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Reviewed June 25, 2017

Don't miss this. Parking adjoining the church. Take the tour after Mass. Beautiful and historic art. A quiet rest in a sometimes weird city.

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Reviewed June 23, 2017

Toured the Basilica with a guide, who brought to life the story of how the Basilica was built and the very unique features to make it an architectural wonder. When visiting, make sure you go to the organ loft to see the whole place from...More

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Reviewed June 21, 2017

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

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Reviewed June 17, 2017

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
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Reviewed June 17, 2017

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

Thank dekalbill
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Reviewed June 16, 2017

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.

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Reviewed June 15, 2017

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

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Maureen K
August 24, 2017|
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Response from LisaMilo | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon. For specific hours I would suggest googling the site.
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violetann
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.
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PhillyQuist
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.
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