Thousands attend "human tower" competition in Spain

Thousands attend "human tower" competition in Spain
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A group from Vilafranca has won the celebrated “human tower” competition for the eighth consecutive time.

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A group from Vilafranca del Penedès in Catalonia has won the celebrated “human tower” competition for the eighth consecutive time.

Around 20,000 spectators watched 32 teams compete in the “Concurs de Castells” in Tarragona, Catalonia – the home of the sport which dates back to the 18th century.

Each team, which includes children, carefully builds its towers with their strongest and heaviest members interlocking their arms at the bottom. Meanwhile, the lightest make a dangerous ascent to the top.

UNESCO has declared the “castells” as a valued example of intangible Cultural Heritage.

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