Human tower competition in Tarragona
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Child climbs to top of winning human tower in competition

A group from Vilafranca has won the human tower competition for the eighth consecutive time in the Spanish city of Tarragona.

The tradition of building human towers or "castells" dates back to the 18th Century and takes place during festivals in Catalonia.

Teams score points based on difficulty or complexity of the tower built which is deemed successful when it is loaded and unloaded without falling apart.

The highest castell in history was a 10 floor structure with three people in each floor.

  • 04 Oct 2016
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