|Passion Facade, Basilica de la Sagrada Familia|
|Example of stained glass windows at Sagrada Familia|
|Another example of the stained glass windows|
The line to get in stretched around the block, there was even a line to get into the gift shop! After looking around the ground floor and taking pictures, we took the elevator, then walked up a tight spiral staircase to get to the top (reminiscent of the climb up the Statue of Liberty that I took as a child).
On the way back to the hotel, we stopped at the Hard Rock Cafe for late lunch/early supper, then to bed.
What did we learn? That in Europe, the ground floor in buildings (what we would call the first floor in Amerca) is floor 0 (zero), and the first floor is up one flight. And the basement is floor -1 (minus 1)
About noon on November 3rd we took a cab to our ship, the Brilliance of the Seas. Our cab driver greeted us with , "ola," to which I responded, "hello....ola..... buenos dias." He said laughingly, "Oh, you speak Spanish!"