Castellers: the highest human tower

Castellers: the highest human tower it has been modified: 2013-04-08 di Marica Pitotti

In Tarragona, Spain, Took place one of the famous festival Castellars: Teams of men, composed of 100-200 people, are standing on the shoulders of each other to build the highest human tower. Each tower, which can reach a height of seven stories, culminating with a little boy, called the anxaneta.

The Castellers can be seen during traditional festivals in many cities of Catalonia. One of the most typical traditions is that of the "Castellers", the skyscrapers human. An old Catalan tradition of the eighteenth century, originally from Tarragona (It's about an hour and a half from Barcelona by car). The Castells was originally conceived as a rivalry between two groups of "dancers", competing to see who could build the highest human tower. The towers are erected to the sound of traditional Catalan music; the younger members and light form the top of the tower, while the heavier members retain the base.

The last person to get on the castle is a little girl, who waves to the crowd below watching once you reach the top. At this very moment the castle is considered complete.






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