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In the 26th #Human Tower Competition in Tarragona, #Spain in October, 2016, the Castellers de Villafranca team won the competition with the tallest human tower. The tower is a 10-level structure is a record, which was achieved only 3 times in the castells’ history (last 200 years).
This tradition dates back to the 18th century in the Catalonia region. This bi-annual Human Tower Competition has been declared a Cultural Heritage by Unesco. The tower builders are called Castellers from the Catalan word for castle, whereas the each individual team is known as a Colla.
Building the massive base for the tower. All the biggest and strongest guys are at the bottom, to provide the support for the tower.
Half way there.
Almost completed. An amazing view from the top.
One more level to go…
The final 10th level.