CastellersPopular festivals, Family activities
One of Catalonia’s most famous traditions is that of the “castells” (castles), which are human towers that are lifted by building different levels of people until reaching insane heights that can go up to ten stories. There is no mechanical help, and tens and even hundreds of people can take part in it. The “castellers” are the people who carry out this activity, which is over 200 years old.
Acknowledged as Immaterial Cultural Heritage by Unesco, his origin is believed to be around the area of Tarragona, Catalonia’s second most important province after Barcelona. During the 20th Century this practice spread all over Catalonia. The “castellers” are grouped in “colles” that normally take the name of its place of origin.
Diada del Casc Antic a Barcelona: Plaça del Rei - July 1st, at 12 noon.
Diada d'estiu de la Colla Jove de Barcelona: Plaça del Rei - July 1st, at 12noon.
Festa Major del Camp d'en Grassot: Carrer Indústria amb Carrer d'en Grassot - July 1st, at 12 noon.
Festa Major del barri del Raval: Plaça de la Gardunya - July 14th, at 6pm.
Vigília de Festa Major del Poble Sec: Carrer Mata amb Piquer - July 14th, at 6pm.
XIX Aniversari dels Castellers del Poble Sec: Carrer de Blai - July 15th, at 12 noon.
Vigília de la Festa Major de Gràcia: Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia - August 17th, at 8pm.
Festa Major de Gràcia: Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia - August 18th, at 6pm.
Festa Major de Sants: Plaça Bonet i Muixí - August 25th, at 6pm.
Festa Major del Poblenou: Parc Central del Poblenou - September 9th, times to confirm.
Diada Nacional al Born: Plaça del Comerç - September 11th, at 11:30am.
Diada de La Mercè: Plaça Sant Jaume - September 23rd, at 12 noon.
Diada de La Mercè: Plaça Sant Jaume - September 24th, at 12:30 pm.
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