The Castellers in Barcelona

The Castellers in Barcelona

Once a year every town and city in Catalonia celebrates its Grand Festival. The streets fill with merrymakers who are only too glad to let strangers join in the fun. Many places keep up traditional customs of ancient origin. In the region of Tarragona you can wonder at the agility and strength of the Castellers as they build their spectacular human towers.

 

Teams of men stand on each others' shoulders in an effort to build the highest human tower. Each tower, which can be up to seven stores high, is topped by a small boy called the anxaneta. Castellers can be seen in action in many towns, especially Vilafranca del Penedès and Valls.

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Jane (24 May 2013 - 10:15)
Will be in Barcelona June 18 - 17 and would love to see a Human Tower in Barcelona or a village not too many hours away by bus or train. Have checked calendars but not seeing an "action" during our stay. Please help! Thank you.
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9 comments

  1. Castellers - Jane (24 May 2013 - 10:15)

    Will be in Barcelona June 18 - 17 and would love to see a Human Tower in Barcelona or a village not too many hours away by bus or train. Have checked calendars but not seeing an "action" during our stay. Please help! Thank you.

  2. A sample of castellers - HumanTower (26 Oct 2012 - 08:45)

    This is a nice video with some images of castellers in Barcelona and full of meaning with the essence of this tradition. Short but nice! http://youtu.be/ihwGdupzp1w

  3. castellers - teodora (23 Jul 2012 - 09:45)

    Donde puedo ver los castellers entre los 30 de julio y 4 de agosto in Barcelona? Gracias!

  4. Castellers - Alex (11 Jul 2012 - 07:30)

    Visit www.castellersdebarcelona.cat to see the calendar!

  5. castellers - Elizabeth Peel (23 Apr 2012 - 09:45)

    How can I find out when and where to see the castellers compete (or even practice) in or near Barcelona in May? I will be visiting for a few days, and can arrange my trip to make this happen. I saw a wonderful documentary about them in the States a few years ago, and would love to see it in person! If you could email me at [email protected], I would appreciate it.

  6. Seeing Castellers - Jen (12 Mar 2012 - 18:45)

    I'll be in Barcelona from 19 April to 22 April. Is there a way to see castellers build a tower? (Unfortunately, I must leave Sunday morning)

  7. Castellers - Kenza Ouistiti B. (24 Jan 2012 - 19:45)

    WOUAW ! C'est magnifique, je me demande comment il font :O Mais la classe quoi ;P
    Félicitations à tous les castellers du monde !!

  8. casteller - michelle murphy (21 May 2011 - 10:00)

    the casteller of people is a wonderful idea and i think it brings the town together and i just think its a wonderful traddition

  9. merci - juinonze (1 Mar 2011 - 19:30)

    merci de cette page, ma prof d'espanol me demande de faire un exposer et c'est tres util. pour tous les 3F qui regarde cette page je vous dit salu et je vous conseille de laisser un petit com. merci ^^

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