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CastellersPopular festivals, Family activities
03/2017 - 11/2017

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.

Marçh
5, at 12pm, Plaça del Sortidor
12, at 12pm, Carrer de Santa Carolina
18, at 5pm, Plaça del Pi
19, at 12pm, Pl. Valentí Almirall and Plaça Santa Madrona
26, at 12pm, Carrer de Sant Jordi

April
1, at 18h, Plaça Sanllhey
2, at 12pm, Can Jorba Portal d´Angel  |  Diada d'inici del 15è Aniversari dels Castellers de la Sagrada Família C/ Marina - Sagrada Família
9, at 12pm, "Palm Sunday" Joan Güell-Plaça de Sants  |  Trobada Castellera de la Independència Plaça de la Revolució
30, at 12pm,"Festa Major de l'Eixample" carrer Marina - Sagrada Família.

May
7, at 12pm, "Festa Enxaneta" Parc de l'Espanya Industral
13, at 6pm, "Vigílies d'aniversari dels Castellers de Sants" Plaça Osca
14, at 2pm, "24è Aniversari dels Castellers de Sants" Plaça Bonet i Muixí | "Festa Major de Nou Barris" Seu Districte | "Festa Major del Guinardó" Plaça de Salvador Riera
21, at 12pm, "Festa Major de la Barceloneta" Barceloneta | "Can Bandarra" C/Blesa amb Nou de la Rambla | "20è Aniversari dels Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia·" Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia
27, at 6pm, "Firentitats de Sants" Creu Coberta

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