Do you like castells? Would you like to know how a castells colla (group) is set? How about taking part on a guided tour that would take you round the main castells sceneries in Tarragona from the very origin? A brand new edition of the “Tarragona, Ciutat de Castells” festival is back –until 2 October, when “Concurs de Castells de Tarragona” competition (aka “Biennal de Castells”) takes place–. This a pioneering idea born back in 2013 with the intention of getting the city known on an international level –making the world of castells more accessible to those citizens and tourists not belonging to a local colla–, but also capitalizing one of the main cultural and tradition-related appeals of our country: castells, declared Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
The 2 most successful activities –performances on Wednesdays and guided tours into the colles’ premises– will once again become the main attraction of this 2016 official programme. Thus, on every Wednesday of July, August and September, users will have the opportunity to admire single performances by the 4 main local colles: Xiquets de Tarragona, Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona, Xiquets del Serrallo and Castellers de Sant Pere i Sant Pau. The events will take place at 20h, in Pla de la Seu or Plaça de les Cols, just opposite the Cathedral.
In the same way, Tuesday evenings will provide those willing to know even more about this activity exciting guided tours into the premises of both Xiquets de Taragona and Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona during their rehearsal sessions, but also to the main castells-related spots in the city. All guided tours will start at 20h and will last 2 hours.