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Is trafficking in a very Catalan tradition that even could considerares a sport, since it requires balance and sense of solidarity, peace of mind and muscles of steel. These human castles are carried out on computer (colla) and it consists of making a human pyramid as high and as stable as possible. The bolder castellers dare to do nine-story towers. Today there are 58 teams of castellers, as the famous Colla Vella, who has more than one century of existence. But it has been found in Tarragona documents of the 18th century who already spoke of the human towers. There are a few very simple rules: first becomes a pineapple, a group of people crowded, attended by the people of the city, and on this basis the Castle, is lifted by flats formed by three or four people, until the last, called anxeneta, which is usually a boy or girl.

More information on the official website. The sardana: dance festivals his name comes from the occupation of Sardinia. He is currently the Catalan national dance, who was born in the region of Emporda, North of Catalonia (in the area of the Costa Brava). Consists of: dancers joined hands with the arms upward, forming circles that become larger when people will be joining the group. When there is no more people in the circle, the dancers form more circles.

People of all ages are caught her hands and dance to let know that they are different, they are first of all Catalans. To witness this beautiful dance, it has to go in front of the Cathedral of Barcelona on Saturday at 18.30 o’clock, Sundays at 12: 00 and Wednesday to 19 h. Either to the Placa Sant Jaume the same Sunday afternoon. Hours may change in summer.