The iconic Catalan human towers – Want to see some next-level trust and teamwork? Meet the “castellers” of Catalonia, Spain. They compete to build human towers that can reach 50 feet into the air. Here are 2 wonderful videos that explore the people who make this happen!
What does it really mean to bring a community together? How does each person play a unique role in “the bigger picture”? Cultural events like these are much more than just regular events that look good.
I remember the first time I saw this in a festival – I was totally in awe of how the people worked together to create a network of trust. Each person had a unique role and literally played a part on the web of energy being formed, supporting each other. What topped it all off was the little children that climbed all the way to the top to complete this magnificent tower.
In 2010, castells were declared Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. A wonderful Catalan tradition that you should go and see!
Events to enjoy:
There are many events that will have this as part of the celebration. Here are 2 of my favourites.