This was certainly the best day yet in Barcelona. For starters, the weather was perfect, Secondly we had a plan and it worked out really well. We'd heard from a few people that they'd been unable to get inside La Sagrada Familia, Gaudi's masterpiece basilica, because of long lines and wait times.
It really is a sacred space in every way. Even with several hundred people inside it was hushed. We sat and wandered for 90 minutes just taking it all in: the beautiful, ever changing patterns of light through the stained glass windows, the graceful columns, and all the details large and small. So worth the effort to get there. Actually, worth the whole trip to Barcelona. We took an elevator up one of the towers, where we could see some of the roof details close up.
Leaving the basilica we used our subway navigational skills to go to a large mall (Diagonal Mar) we'd seen yesterday, to pick up a few things we needed. We found a great restaurant there, Casa Carmen, where we had the best meal yet in Barcelona.
Then we strolled to the beach and dabbled our toes in the lovely, cool, refreshing Mediterranean. Walking along the beach we saw a few topless sunbathers, but nothing too exciting.
With more, only slightly flawed, navigation we got back to the hotel, stopping only for a fresh loaf of bread. It'll be a self-catered supper tonight.
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