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“Unusual building”

Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Ranked #7 of 192 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Unusual building”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

In the heart of downtown, this historic building has an interesting design. It is open to the public. It has excellent masses.

Visited February 2013
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Rockford, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“wow”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

How this ties in with the History of Asheville. Breath taking.. How did they do that?? Peace in a noisy downtown

Visited April 2013
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Aspen, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
97 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Pretty, unusual church”
Reviewed April 24, 2013

The dome of the basilica is made from interlocking tiles (by the same craftsman that did work at the Biltmore estate). It's really just a 5 minute stop, so if you are walking around Asheville, take a look.

Visited April 2013
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Detroit, Michigan
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Beautiful Basilica”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

We went to Mass at the Basilica after having been to the Biltmore. The dome has the same tilework as the Biltmore--beautiful. The two side chapels are unique with different colors and designs. Several saints are portrayed throughout the Basilica, including Mother Cabrini. The self-guided tour gives a fair amount of information.

Visited April 2013
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Roswell, Georgia
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Wedding in the most beautiful locatio.”
Reviewed April 15, 2013

The is a must see in the Asheville area. We attend a wedding held at church, however church is open to public at all times. Staff very friendly and willing to tell the history of this magnificent church.

Visited April 2013
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