Castells - Human Towers
What is intangible cultural heritage and who decides what should be on that list?
Map of Spain and Catalonia
Catalonia is in North East Spain
Castell building competition
Each of the different teams are wearing different colours
A castell from above
Small children often are responsible for being on the top layer of the Castell. They wear a safety helmet to protect them if they fall. No-one else wears safety helmets although the tight band around their waist which makes up the traditional costume supports their backs and keeps them standing strong.
Different numbers of people are involved in creating a Castell. This changes depending on the height. The base/support level involves several hundred people then there could be between 1-5 people on each layer with it reaching up to 12 layers high.
Would I want to see this?
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