A castell (Catalan pronunciation: [kəsˈteʎ]) is a human tower built traditionally at festivals in Catalonia, the Balearic islands and the Valencian Community. At these festivals, several colles castelleres (teams that build towers) attempt to build and dismantle a tower's structure. On 16 November 2010, castells were declared by UNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.[1]

Human towers
Castell (2 de 9 amb folre i manilles) in Valls
DomainsSocial practices, rituals and festive events
RegionEurope and North America
Inscription history
Inscription2010 (5th session)

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