Concluding a week where Human Castles have been the most predominant feature of the city as part of the Setmana dels Castells, a last showdown took place at the Serrallo, the fishing port of Tarragona.
The 24th edition of the annual human towers competition took place over the weekend at the arena in Tarragona with 32 collas of Castellers taking part.
One of the great privileges of living in Tarragona, is to watch the Collas build castells “human towers”, this spectacular feat of balance, strength and human engineering which is unique to Catalonia. From atop a balcony it looks like the inverse making of a flower, it’s petals embedded in the ground and the stem raising up in to the sky.
This edition of the National Castells Competition (Concurs de Castells) will take place over two days, the 6th and the 7th of October and it’s going to be huge with thirty groups taking part.
Spectacular display of the The Xiquets de Tarragona today showing their incredible Castellers skills. The beautiful thing about this art is the share dedication, concentration and energy of everyone involved in the task of building up the towers. It’s a common effort and everyone plays a part and it can only succeed if the foundation are sound and strong.