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Basilica of Saint Lawrence

97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
+1 828-252-6042
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Beautiful Church - Not Inclusive

Historically this church is significant to the community and a beauty. Inside, the stained glass... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Evelyn D
Dunedin, Florida, United States
Worth stopping by when in downtown Asheville

The tiled ceiling is worth the visit alone! It was designed by Rafael Gustavino (he is also buried... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Cleveland, Ohio
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97 Haywood St, Asheville, NC 28801-2852
+1 828-252-6042
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Historically this church is significant to the community and a beauty. Inside, the stained glass and alcoves beautiful. The church however does not have an inclusive feel - sadly - and I left feeling distraught over the messages and propaganda plastered where messages of peace,...More

Thank Evelyn D
Reviewed 3 days ago

The tiled ceiling is worth the visit alone! It was designed by Rafael Gustavino (he is also buried here) and it is beautiful. We have visited many churches and cathedrals, and this one has a special pre-Vatican II feel to it. Take your time to...More

Thank TravelerACJ
Reviewed 4 days ago

Although it is small by today's standards, this church has a very peaceful atmosphere with gorgeous stained glass.

Thank branchmargaret
Reviewed 4 days ago

The church is just down the street from where I live, and I love hearing the church bells throughout the day. I'm not a Catholic, and have never attended a service, but I love stopping in and just sitting quietly, praying, meditating. I always suggest...More

Thank cbruckman
Reviewed 5 days ago

Very impressive architecture and beautiful church. Everyone will benefit with a visit to this place.

Thank 204Glenn
Reviewed 5 days ago

The basilica is lovely but small. the stained glass and statues are detailed and beautiful pieces of art. side chapels for a quick prayer. grand pipe organ

Thank 799aileenl
Reviewed 5 days ago

Especially for Catholics, the Basilica is a spiritual attraction in Asheville. The first thing that strikes you is that the outer walls are made of brick. The interior is very interesting with several side altars and many depictions of different saints. The stained glass windows...More

Thank JayCeeDanville_PA
Reviewed 1 week ago

Built by the same architect who constructed Biltmore. We were told that the dome was the largest free-standing one in the US. A beautiful and peaceful stop.

Thank MagistraCip
Reviewed 1 week ago

When we visit a new city, I tend to be drawn to the old churches in the area. This was jumped out in front of me. I love the design. I wish I had more time as we were quick to head to dinner

Thank Lewis B
Reviewed 1 week ago

BEAUTIFUL INSIDE in every way, unless you are the devil! Some free parking immediately adjacent to building. Additional parking directly across the street. Visit the Basilica's website for more background info about the gorgeous architecture.

Thank Paul R
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Maureen K
24 August 2017|
Response from LisaMilo | Reviewed this property |
We went in the afternoon. For specific hours I would suggest googling the site.
9 April 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.
21 August 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.