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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.

October
07, at 6pm. Festa Major de les Corts, Plaça Comas
08, at 12pm. Festa Major de Sarrià, Plaça Consell de la Vila | Festa Major del Congrés, Plaça del Congrés Eucarístic.
15, at 12pm. 25a Diada dels Castellers de Sants, Plaça Bonet i Muixí | Diada del 15è Aniversari dels Castelers de la Sagrada Família, C/ Marina - Sagrada Família
29, at 12pm. Diada de Sant Antoni, Avinguda Mistral

November
04, at 12pm. Festa Major de la Verneda
12, at 12pm. Festa Major del Clot, Plaça Valenti Almirall | Diada de Tardor de la Jove de Barcelona, Plaça de Masadas | 21a Diada dels Castellers de la Vila de Gràcia, Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia.
19, at 12pm. Diada de Tardor dels Castellers del Poble Sec, C/ Blai amb Tapioles.

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