Monday, October 8, 2012

Human towers competition

24th Tarragona human towers competition

The Catalan tradition of creating human towers is believed to date back to the 18th century. The tower builders are called Castellers from the Catalan word for castle.
This year's annual competition saw about 32 groups of Castellers construct elaborate human towers formed by up to 400 individuals.
Around 7,000 locals and tourists watched the two day competition as held at the Tarraco Arena Plaza, an old bull ring in Tarragona, southwest of Barcelona.
The Tarragona human towers competition is held in the first weekend in October. The popular event attracts thousands of tourists and in 2010 it joined the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.

humans builld up to make a tower24th Tarragona Castell celebration


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