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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.

July
01, 6pm, Diada d'estiu dels Castellers de Sants (Plaça Osca)
02, 12pm, Diada d'estiu de la Jove de Barcelona (Plaça del Rei)
15, 6pm, Festa Major del Raval (Plaça de la Gardunya) | Vigílies de Festa Major del Poble Sec (Plaça Navas)
16, 12pm, Diada de Festa Major del Poble Sec (C/Blai amb Tapioles)

August
18, 6pm, Vigílies de la Festa Major de Gràcia (Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia)
19, 6pm,Festa Major de Gràcia (Plaça de la Vila de Gràcia)
26, 6pm,Diada de Festa Major de Sants (Plaça Bonet i Muixí)

September
02, 6pm, Diada del Mercat (Plaça del Mercat)
11, 12pm, Diada 11 de Setembre (Plaça del Setge) | Diada de 1714 (Plaça Comercial)
17, 12pm, Festa Major del Poble Nou (Parc Central Poble Nou) | Festa Major del Poble Nou (Rambla del Poblenou amb Joncar/Ramon Turró) | Festa Major d'Horta (Plaça Santes Creus)

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