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Creating human towers in Spain

The tradition of building human towers, or castells, dates back to the 18th century and takes place during festivals in Catalonia. Teams compete to build the tallest and most complicated castells. A castellis considered successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart. The highest...
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Castellers build castells (human towers)


YouTube link. The tradition of building castells originated in Valls, near the city of Tarragona, in the southern part of Catalonia towards the end of the 18th century. Later it developed a following in other regions of Catalonia an...

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The tradition of building human towers, or Castells, dates back to the 18th century in Catalonia


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