The visual spectacle of Semana Santa in Seville, Spain spans the last week of Lent. Each day, every church mounts a round trip processional to the Cathedral. The tradition stretches back to the Middle Ages, when Lenten penitents donned capriotes - conical caps used in public shaming of criminals- as atonement for sins. In time, hoods were added for anonymity. 
On Easter morning the brass bands accompanying every procession set aside their dirges in favor of a celebratory tune. 
These photos attempt to offer a sliver of insight into the spectacle and wonder of Seville's Semana Santa. 


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