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“This Basilica is beautiful”

Basilica of Saint Lawrence
Ranked #6 of 192 things to do in Asheville
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Ironwood, Michigan
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
106 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“This Basilica is beautiful”
Reviewed 6 December 2013

Right on par with European Basilica's...the stained glass is extroadinary and the statues and stations are impressive...Just a beautiful place

Visited December 2013
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Charlotte, North Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
48 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Lovely, historic basilica”
Reviewed 2 December 2013

If you have been to the Biltmore house, or not, visit the Basilica for another spectacular structure of Spanish architect Guastavino. (He did the Biltmore swimming pool). This is a small church in comparison to many others but beautiful and historic. They have a good docent tour on line which is good to listen to beforehand.
Worth a visit, good diversion from all the shops in Asheville, a quiet respite from tourists.

Visited December 2013
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savannah
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Beautiful - worth a stop in”
Reviewed 1 December 2013

This Basilica is gorgeous and an impressive fete of architecture - the largest free-standing elliptical dome in America! The entire building is made of tile and brick - no wood or steel, and is very beautiful inside and out. You can stop in for free and even schedule a tour or attend mass - just go in the side door.

Visited November 2013
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Asheville, North Carolina
Level 5 Contributor
86 reviews
30 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Beautiful!”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

The Basilica is absolutely beautiful! From the gorgeous antique roses on the outside to the ridiculously intricate stained glass and other decorations on the inside, this church is outstanding.

Visited August 2013
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Oakland, California
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful basilica”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The architecture and total beauty of this church is very worthwhile to see. So glad we took the time to visit.

Visited November 2013
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