Castellers de Barcelona was founded in 1969 as a competition to the age old traditional castellers of Tarragona. First let there be a little introduction about castellers. Castellers was a tradition in Catalonia. There are three parts in a human tower the root, the truck and the crown. The root is the base of the tower is horizontal and supports the entire structure. The trunk of the tower formulates the design of the entire structure. The crown is the final brick in the caste and is built with light and flexible persons.
Well one thing is for sure; when you are visiting Barcelona, the performance of the castellers cannot be missed. Barcelona hosts a number of national festivals and each has a segment for the performance of the castellers. Festa Major de Garcia is one such festival. It is kind of a weeklong carnival taking place on the streets. The last human tower reached a record height of 10 peoples that is highest in the world. One thing that stands out amidst the bright decorations of the streets and the live music of the festival is the Castellers de Barcelona. In bright red t-shirts and glimmering white and silver pants, they take away the attraction of the people and unleash their skills to amaze the visitors.
The functioning of the castle is most delightful to watch. As the castle takes different formations, the background music helps in identifying the formations. The performances of Castellers de Barcelona have rejuvenated the tradition of castle building in the country of Spain. They ensured that the people can recall their history and live in them with their performances. Moreover continuous introduction of new tricks by Castellers de Barcelona has also helped in engaging the viewers with the tradition of building human towers.
The performances are generally held on Sundays so that maximum number of crowd can enjoy them. The performances are held in the town attraction places like Town Hall Square and City Centers. The season of castle building starts from June and ends in the mid of November as winter creeps in. Also there are many types of castles that can be viewed as the number of castellers clubs has grown in the country. Castellers de Barcelona has created a new platform for Spain to attract local and international visitors to the country. So, if you are planning for your summer vacation, now have another alternative to choose from.