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The Concours de Castells in Tarragona, Spain by The Elephant's Child


The Concours de Castells in Tarragona, Spain is a human tower-building competition. It is a long tradition in the region, castells began at the end of the 18th century. The sport has rules, techniques, and team responsibilities to guard safety and success. The pinya or base is made of a few hundred people that can catch anyone who falls. The tower itself has a variety of different formations. The top three levels are the pom de dalt, made up of children in helmets. This 2010 video by Mike Randolph shows why safety and teamwork are so important.

Strange and interesting sports. I’d be a spectator.



Building Human Castles in Spain. by The Elephant's Child
December 4, 2010, 5:13 pm
Filed under: Fun n Games, Pop Culture, Sports | Tags: , ,

They do lots of interesting things in Spain besides  dancing the flamenco, fighting bulls and building wind farms and solar arrays that are a financial and environmental disaster. They build human castles just for fun in Tarragona, Spain, where they do this every two years. (corrected to get the city right)




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