The city of Asheville in North Carolina is the largest city in Western North Carolina that offers the most amazing experience to those who visit. If you are eager to visit a town that has many wonderful museums, galleries, bookstores, coffee shops, and restaurants, Asheville is just perfect. It is all about breathtaking nature, arts, and music. So, even those who are hard to please get to enjoy and have the best possible time. Asheville is also known for its beautiful architecture, and when you are in the city, make sure that you visit Basilica of Saint Lawrence. It will take your breath away.
If you want to visit one of the spiritual anchors of Asheville and see one of its biggest architectural treasures, Basilica of Saint Lawrence is something you should not miss. That being said, it does not come as a surprise that this is one of the most popular attractions Asheville. The basilica is located in the historic district downtown. It was designed by Rafael Guastavino, a Spanish architect who came from New York to work on the Baltimore House. Guastavino fell in love in the area and he decided to relocate his family from New York and settled in the area for his retirement. This church was designed in 1905 and completed in 1909.
The basilica has a massive stone foundation and the roof made from copper and tile. Solid brick is used for the structure. When it comes to structural elements, Guastavino did not use any wood. All that makes the basilica very interesting and beautiful inside and out.
If a self-guided tour sounds like a good idea, you can get the best out of it by getting the “Art and Architecture of the Basilica” brochure. You can get the brochure online. It will give you the information you need so that you can fully enjoy the self-guided tour. If that’s not your cup of tea and you prefer a guided tour, you can contact the basilica. This way, you can set up a tour. There is another option, and that’s to join a free guided tour. That option is available on Sundays, after the Sunday Mass.
During your visit to Asheville, find some time to visit Basilica of Saint Lawrence. You will admire its beauty, and you’ll understand why it is so precious the moment you see it. The St. Lawrence basilica is located at 97 Haywood Street.