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Human Tower Contest

Human Tower ContestHuman Tower Contest

Once every two years in Spain, a few thousand men, women, and even children climb on each other’s shoulders to create the tallest and the strongest human tower in the history of mankind.

Concurs de Castells is one of the most important cultural traditions in Catalonia, Spain for more than 200 years and reckoned as the “most important Human Tower Competition” in the world, recognized by UNESCO as a Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Hundreds of participants (called castellers) will form human towers up to 10 stories high on September 28. More than 20,000 spectators attend the Concurs de Castells each year, Wikitravel reported.