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Breathtaking Images of Human Towers at Tarragona

The construction of human towers known as “castells” was celebrated at the 25th annual Castells Competition in Tarragona (Catalonia).

castellersCastellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls form a human tower called “castell” during a biannual competition in Tarragona. The formation of human towers is a tradition in Catalonia.

The “Castellers”, who build the human towers compete in teams known as “colles”, aim to build the highest and most complex tower. The tradition dates back to the end of the 18th century and is an important part of Catalan culture.

A gallery of spectacular photos taken at the Tarragona Castells Competition, held in the Tàrraco Arena.

castellersCastellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls start to form a human tower called a “castell” during a biannual competition in Tarragona. The formation of human towers is a tradition in Catalonia (Reuters)

castellersCastellers Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls start to form their human tower (Reuters)

castellersMembers of Castellers Colla Vella Xiquets de Valls fall after forming a human tower (Reuters)

castellersMembers of the Colla Castellers de Vilafranca start the construction of a human tower during the 25th Tarragona Castells Competition (Getty)

castellersThe helmet worn by a young member of the Castellers de Vilafranca (AFP)
castellersCastellers de Vilafranca fall after forming a human tower (Reuters)

castellersMembers of the Castellers de Vilafranca team lie on fellow team members after their tower collapsed (AFP)

castellersA girl climbs down as Castellers Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona form a human tower (Reuters)

castellersMembers of the Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona form a human tower (Getty)

castellersMembers of the Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona celebrate after the construction of a human tower (Getty)

castellersCastellers de Sants form a human tower (Reuters)

castellersMembers of the Castellers de Sants human tower team fall after forming a castell (AFP)

castellersMembers of the Castellers de Villafranca team unfurl a huge flag to celebrate winning the 25th human towers, or castells, competition in Tarragona (AFP)

See the full gallery on IB Times

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