Catalan Human Towers in Esplugues de Llobregat

26 Sep 2014

Catalan human towers, called "Castells" (Castles) are traditionaly built in festivals at many locations in Catalonia, for example in Esplugues de Llobregat last September 21st.

Catalan human towers, called "Castells" (Castles) are traditionaly built in festivals at many locations in Catalonia, for example in Esplugues de Llobregat last September 21st.

Its origin dates back to the 18th century, and they are currently also used to ask for the democracy. There are around 72 "colles" (this is how they call these groups of people) in Catalonia, and around 50 of them were present in the last demonstrations for the referendum that took place in Barcelona at September 11th 2014.

They were building towers all along the V citizens formed in Barcelona. Catalan Human Towers are an example of coordination, team work, solidarity, effort, commitment, altruism and friendship.

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