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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Basilica of St. Lawrence

  • 97 Haywood St. Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 11/07/2012

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A collaboration of Biltmore House–head architect Richard Sharp Smith and the Spanish engineer-architect Rafael Gustavin, this elaborate Catholic basilica was completed in 1909. It follows a Spanish-Renaissance design, rendered in brick and polychrome tile, and has a large, self-supporting dome with Catalan-style vaulting. Groups of five or more can request a guided tour by filling out the form on the church's website; walk-in, self-guided tours are available any time

the church is open (free brochures available in vestibule).

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97 Haywood St., Asheville, North Carolina, 28801, United States

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  • Free, donations requested
  • Daily, hours vary

Updated 11/07/2012


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Nov 27, 2009

Basilica of St. Lawrence Review

I had a Mass there at the Basilica of St. Lawrence - the pipe organ was neither too loud or too soft, the service was friendly, and the artwork and architecture were awesome to the details. Every Catholic must visit this church!

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