Experience the Catalan Tradition of Castellers in Barcelona
The traditional Catalonian theme of “strength, balance, courage and wisdom,” is reflected in the construction of human towers, or Els Castellers, stacking people up 10 levels high.
This custom is Catalonia’s unique contribution to the diverse Spanish culture.
Seeing a castellers performance allows you to understand the struggle to unite forces to achieve an objective. Through solidarity and the inclusion of people of all ages and conditions, families, friends, neighbors and even strangers work together towards the same goal. It is a moving performance for both participants and observers, inspiring passion, pride and a zest for challenge.
“We just returned yesterday afternoon, from a wonderful trip to Spain. Starting in Barcelona, our guide was terrific. We saw him for 3 days and found him very informative and fun… We enjoyed the Penedes wine tour and the castellers experience (human towers!) amazing. I would say that Valencia was fun to see…The best part, the architecture and the paella!!”
“My clients had such a great time in Barcelona that they have decided they wish to return to Spain and see more!”
“Take a behind-the-scenes tour of Sagrada Familia, the cathedral designed by Antonio Gaudí in the 1880s and still unfinished. The building´s stark, angular Nativity and glass-and-tile towers make it the most memorable feature of Barcelona´s skyline. Construction is expected to continue until at least 2026, the hundredth anniversary of the artist´s death. A Gaudí academic will show you around the architects´ offices, sculptors´ and artisans´ workshops, and construction areas during working hours.”