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“Beautiful church”

Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Ranked #4 of 194 things to do in Asheville
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed June 16, 2014 via mobile

Stopped here for a little while. Even the kids liked it. Very pretty inside and out. Wonderful architecture, stained glass, and stonework. Even my parents (non-catholic) were impressed. Gift shop was closed when we went, on a Saturday. I would've liked a little something from there.

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

Beautiful church. Definitely worth stopping in and taking a look. My husband broke the quiet rules and chanted an Ave Maria from the center of the church--insane reverberation!

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Reviewed June 14, 2014

A beautiful structure on a high point, inside are works of art by an Italian sculptor that are worth diverting for. The terracotta work on the reredos (the wall behind the altar) are truly unique and the Chapel of Our Lady has a magnificent carved wooden door, an oversized statue that I could only view as Giustiniani's answer to Michelangelo's David and some lovely 17th century paintings, including a masterpiece of the Visitation.

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Reviewed June 10, 2014

Great architectural features. The elliptical dome is fascinating. Right in the middle of the city for easy access.

1  Thank Rich B
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Reviewed June 9, 2014

I was very surprised when I walked in. From the outside, it doesn't seem impressive, but from the inside its a unique church for the States. Be sure to pick up a self-guided brochure to get all the history and details about the basilica. The church has the largest elliptical dome ceiling in America. These types of places are on every other street corner in Europe, but rare in the US, which makes it so interesting.
Takes about 15 minutes to read the brochure and walk around the whole thing.

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