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Basilica of Saint Lawrence

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Address: 97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
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A Beautiful Place to Worship or Visit

The Basilica of Saint Lawrence holds daily masses and also has weekend tours after mass. A beautiful church with a fascinating history. Well worth the visit!

Reviewed 2 days ago
Janet M
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Fairview, North Carolina
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Fairview, North Carolina
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Basilica of Saint Lawrence holds daily masses and also has weekend tours after mass. A beautiful church with a fascinating history. Well worth the visit!

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Reston, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Adorned with a wide variety of sacred art from many regions of the world. Makes for a bit of a jumble, but the overall effect is pleasing.

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Thank Steve W
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful architecture. Stained glass windows depicting the life of Christ were explained by docent giving the tour.

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Morris County
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very peaceful & serene. Supposedly biggest freestanding dome in USA (to my understanding, biggest dome similar to this is reported to be Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey).

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Huntsville, Alabama
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This basilica is not large, but the domed roof is quite impressive, as is the other art. Parking for services is in a lot across the street, which may or may not be there much longer. The Civic Center and its garage are close at hand. Small gift store.

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florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I happened to get to go to mass during the lent Season & attend mass. it was so nice to attend mass in this basilica. Simply Beautiful.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

While visiting Asheville, we stumbled upon this gem in the foothills of the Smokies. What a special treat to find this architectural church. The tile and mortar building system is beautifully represented in this seldom seen technique in this country. Not only is this building system beautifully displayed, so are all the other artful appointments. A very pleasant find.

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Ponce, Puerto Rico
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Nice Basilica went for the Spanish Mass on Palm Sunday Nice Quior.Full of catholic devoters.Nice experience

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Lexington, KY
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This was a great surprise - largest freestanding elliptical dome roof in the US, using no steel or wood. Constructed using stone and layers of tile and mortar. Stained glass windows are lovely.

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Cridersville, Ohio
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful church a must see, please respect the worshippers when entering the church. The dome is one of a kind. The church is frameless built with four layers of brick.

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