I started writing this post, and went on about "cathedral" this and "cathedral" that, only to finally realize at the end that there's a difference between "cathedral" and "basilica". I guess that three years of art history did me no good. So, the post is scrapped, and I'm back at square one. I don't think that words can do the basilica any justice though, so I'll let the pictures do the talking. All I can say is that the Basilica of Our Lady of Pilar is so beautiful, I was truly disappointed that I couldn't take photographs inside. This (other than eating my weight in tapas), was the highlight of my trip.