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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.

Festa Major del Clot: Plaça Valentí Almirall - November 11th, at 12 noon.
Diada de tardor a la Sagrera: Plaça de Masadas - November 11th, at 11:30am.
Diada de tardor dels Castellers del Poble Sec: Carrer Blai - November 18th, at 12 noon.

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