WEAVE blogpost: Castellers, Catalonia’s human towers

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Diada castellera de la festa major de la Mercè a Barcelona. Actuació de les colles convidades a la plaça de Sant Jaume. Els Castellers de Vilafranca carregant un 3 de 9 amb folre. S’observa l’enxaneta fent l’aleta.

img: Festa de la Mercè a Barcelona di Duran Fígols, Oriol – CRDI / Girona City Council – CC BY-NC-ND.


Castells are human constructions, six to ten people high, that can occasionally be spotted in cities and town squares in Catalonia. Having originated at the end of the 18th century in the Camp de Tarragona area, they have spread all across the region – and beyond.

Read the blog published by the WEAVE project editorial team in Europeana to discover this extraordinary practice that serves as a prime example of intangible cultural heritage.
➡️ HERE

 

Also, you can learn more about this practice and its meaning in the Catalan community from the vivid voices of Castells’ teams in this documentary, realized by CRDI in the context of WEAVE project:

 


This blog is part of WEAVE – Widen European Access to cultural communities Via Europeana: a project funded by the European Commission under the Connecting Europe Facilities (CEF) aimed at developing a framework to link the tangible and intangible heritage of cultural communities.

 

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