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The North Carolina Mountains Sights

Basilica of St. Lawrence

  • 97 Haywood St. Map It
  • Downtown
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 10/15/2014

Fodor's Review

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. Self-guided tours are available any time the church is open (free brochures are available in the vestibule or from the basilica's website). Groups

of five or more can request a guided tour by filling out the form on the church's website at least a week in advance.

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Sight Information

Address:

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

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Phone:

828-252–6042

Sight Details:

  • Free, donations requested
  • Daily, hrs vary

Updated 10/15/2014

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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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