Monday, February 28, 2011

Castellers in Spain - Quite Impressive !

At the city of Catolina, Spain; traditional festivals always have great displays of castells which are simply human towers in various shapes and forms. Teams of castellers compete in forming very elaborate towers. A castell, which means castle in the Catalan language, is formed when castellers climb on top of other in successive stages to form the different layers of a castell, which are then disassembled by having the layers collapse on top of each other almost like a falling building.

Castells were listed by UNESCO as one of the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity

They are quite a unique sight to witness. I hope that one day I can see them first hand.


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