Venue: Barcelona Availability: year round less August Duration: 2 hours Capacity: from 1 person
AN EXCITING TRADITION
over 200 years old
Enjoy a millennial tradition: the ‘Castellers’, or the human towers of Catalonia
The “Castells” are one of the strangest and most genuine cultural manifestations in Europe, consisting of the construction of human towers up to nine or ten people in height. It is an exciting and picturesque tradition, in which strength, balance and courage are all combined.
You can see this festival and experience it as if you were one of the participants, in thrilling moments that have been shared by families from generation to generation.
It is normally a child who tops these human towers, reaching the highest point thanks to the strength and support of the entire tower team. And the plaza down below is packed with onlookers and visitors. And this is where you will be, marveling at this tradition which was declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity in 2010. The Castellers are sure to provoke sensations and thrills you’ve never had before.
And not only that, but you’ll be able to experience this for yourself and learn all about their history, traditions and feats from the inside. You’re invited to enjoy a private entertainment session inside one of the Castells clubs in town.
And you may even be invited to climb one of those incredible human towers…