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Human Towers

Castellers in front of the Ajuntament

How high can Catalans be stacked? That is the question that fascinates the castellers, teams who climb on each other’s shoulders to the eerie music of the grolla to create daring human towers, attaining eight or even nine levels, with small kids manning the highest. Why? They don't really know themselves; it's just one more Catalan eccentricity.

Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Image by Joan Gill, Creative Commons License