Human Towers

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Castells, human towers, are one of the richest traditions in Catalonian culture. Castells ("castles" in Catalan) originated in the town of Valls in the 18th century and are traditionally built during festivals in Catalonia. All castellers wear a faixa (sash) which is used for back support and to help other castellers climb up and down the tower. Many teams in Catalonia gather on Sundays to practice and perform for locals and tourists during the summer.