• Shahad Bakerman

Human Castells of Catalonia

Human towers or "Castells" which means castles.

A Catalonian competition to build the tallest and strongest towers made only of humans standing on each other's shoulders. In order to win, a team or "colla" has to build and deconstruct the tower without falling.

Interesting fact: some human towers can reach the height of a 10 story building.✨

First documented human tower was in early 19th century, which started out in rural tarragona then it became a tradition in most Catalonian regions. According to Pablo Giori, a research associate at the Centre for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, nowadays, around 15,000 people in more than 100 groups practice across Catalonia.

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