CASTELLS

Many Hands Make Light Work
Many Hands Make Light Work

Castells is the Catalan tradition of building "human towers."

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The Pinya
The Pinya

Forming the base of the tower, called the 'Pinya.'

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Celebration Time
Celebration Time

Young castellers celebrate a completed tower.

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Watching
Watching

A woman watches from a balcony in Barcelona.

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Gralla Players
Gralla Players

The 'Gralla' is a type of Catalan flute and the music helps set the tempo for the building of the castells.

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Blue Tower
Blue Tower

Castellers de Vila de Gracia complete a tower in Barcelona.

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Hold still
Hold still

Hair needs to be pulled back and tied up so it doesn't get in the way.

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Ouch
Ouch

Hair needs to be pulled back and tied up so it doesn't get in the way.

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The Sash
The Sash

The 'Faixa' is the sash that the castellers wear to keep loose shirts and pants tight, as well as aiding the ascent of the other members of the team.

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Girona
Girona

The Xics de Granollers making a castell in front of the church in Girona.

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