Fodor's Expert Review Basilica of St. Lawrence

Downtown Asheville Historical

A collaboration of Biltmore House head architect Richard Sharp Smith and the Spanish engineer-architect Rafael Guastavino, 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. Take a self-guided tour with one of the free brochures in the vestibule, or book a 25- to 45-minute guided tour at least two weeks in advance.

Historical Church

Quick Facts

97 Haywood St.
Asheville, North Carolina  28801, USA


Sight Details:
Rate Includes: Free, Open for self-guided tours Mon. 11am–12pm; Tues.–Thurs. 11am–1pm and 3–5pm

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