Tarragona, City of Human Towers

© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Joan Capdevila Vallve
© Rafael López-Monné
© Joan Capdevila Vallve
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Manel R. Granell
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné
© Rafael López-Monné

"Tarragona, City of Human Towers", is a pioneering initiative that came about in 2013 with the dual aim of achieving renown and tourism positioning by bringing both the people of the city, those who were not in one of the groups, and tourists closer to the human tower building world; and, at the same time, capitalising on one of country’s main cultural and traditional resources, the human towers, declared an Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

This initiative gets support and organisation from the Municipal Tourist Board, the four tower building groups in the city (Xiquets de Tarragona, Jove dels Xiquets de Tarragona, Xiquets del Serrallo and Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau), the Coordinator of Catalan Tower Building Groups and the City Hall’s Ministry of Culture.

"TARRAGONA, CITY OF HUMAN TOWERS" 2018: 24 June-20 October.  Download as a PDF

1- FEEL THE EMOTION OF EXPERIENCING A HUMAN TOWER PRACTICE SESSION

We’ll explain all of the secrets of the human tower group Xiquets de Tarragona, Tarragona’s oldest human tower group. Discover what human towers are and the most important milestones since the advent of human tower building. Enter this amazing world and witness a thrilling practise sessions in a very special setting. And, if you’re feeling very adventurous, you can even join in!

Place: Pati Jaume I de l’Ajuntament de Tarragona (Tarragona City Hall, de la Font Sqr.)

Price: €4 (Free of charge for kids under 5). BUY NOW!

MONTH Monday: 8:15 p.m. / Friday: 9:45 p.m.
July 10, 13, 24, 27, 31
August 3, 7, 10, 14, 28, 31
September 4, 7, 14

2- ACTIVITIES

You can see human towers being built on Wednesdays at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Tarragona cathedral:

DATE PLACE COLLA (HUMAN TOWER GROUP)
27/06 Pla de la Seu Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona
04/07 Pla de la Seu Xiquets del Serrallo
11/07 Pl. Santiago Rusiñol Xiquets de Tarragona
18/07 Pla de la Seu Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona
25/07 Pl. Santiago Rusiñol Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau
01/08 Pla de la Seu Xiquets del Serrallo
08/08 Pl. Santiago Rusiñol Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau
22/08 Pla de la Seu Nois de la Torre
29/08 Pla de la Seu Xiquets del Serrallo
05/09 Pl. Santiago Rusiñol Xiquets de Tarragona

3- HUMAN TOWER COMPETITION

6 and 7 October. More information