It bears repeating what I pointed out about the line to get into Sevilla’s No. 1 attraction, the Cathedral — it can be skipped easily. There’s no need to join a tour group, make a reservation or become a member.
Visit the Church of the Savior (Iglesia del Salvador) first. It’s in Plaza del Salvador. Buy a combination ticket for 9€. It will get you into that church and the Cathedral.
Once you visited the Church, you can head over to the Group Entrance of the Cathedral by the tower. It’s at the end at the courtyard. Don’t stand in the group line either, just go right up to the turnstile, show your receipt and the man or woman with let you right through. Don’t feel like you are cutting in line. You paid already. Boom, you just saved an hour in a beautiful city.
Before you dance with joy past the line of tourists at the Cathedral, give yourself 30-45 minutes to enjoy the Church of the Savior. It’s the second biggest church in the city and also built on the site of a former mosque.
Inside you’ll be able to see some of the great alter statues that parade down the streets during holiday processions. The details to these are extraordinary. The most admired is Christ of the Passion, where you’re invited to kiss the feet of Jesus. Christians take their religion serious in this city