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Tarragona Human Tower Competition

Av. de Roma, 2, 43005, Spain
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To be seen to be believed.

Purely by chance I asked the tourist office in Tarragona what was on as part of the fiesta and was... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
troppodon
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Bathurst,,Australia
Simply Amazing!!

We timed our visit to Spain so we would be able to see the Concurs de Castells (Human Tower... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2016
Ed_and_Ann
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Raleigh, NC
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Afraid of heights? Well, you don't have to join in – just watch instead! The Human Tower Competition takes place in Tarragona on even-numbered years in October. You can be one of 6,000 spectators whose knees will go weak at the sight of the Concurs de Castells. Young kids, older folk, people of all shapes and sizes – but all very fit – act as a tightly-knit team to jump atop each other's shoulders and create a human tower. Epic heights are reached, with upwards of nine stories of human strength. The strongest men are at the bottom, the most nimble child perches on top – known as the 'enxaneta', he or she raises four fingers when the pinnacle is reached (representing the Catalan flag). What started as a dance is today an amazing spectacle, which must be seen if you have the opportunity. This is one for the whole family. 
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4 weeks ago
“To be seen to be believed.”
9 Oct 2016
“Simply Amazing!!”
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Av. de Roma, 2, 43005, Spain
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Purely by chance I asked the tourist office in Tarragona what was on as part of the fiesta and was told about the human tower climbing down on the waterfront. Many people in different coloured shirts and all in white trousers assembled and formed gigantic...More

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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We timed our visit to Spain so we would be able to see the Concurs de Castells (Human Tower Competition) in Tarragona on the final weekend. As another reviewer mentioned, the tickets to the finals on Oct.2 sold out quickly.....actually in 5 minutes. Therefore, we...More

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Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

We booked tickets late so only managed the Saturday. However we were told later that tickets for the Sunday final sold out in under an hour. 5€/ticket & has to rate as the best VFM of all time. Bit chaotic getting in to venue &...More

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Reviewed 21 September 2016

Watched the Human Tower events inside the Roman Coliseum in town of Tarragona. Village after village competed to show their family, historical, human, significant achievements using their collective strength, balance and lack of fear of heights. Amazing! It's easy to understand that you need huge...More

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