Amazing Human towers in Spain
If you see people climbing on top of each other in an attempt to reach for the sky in Valencia, don’t be alarmed. “Castelleres” are human towers and the tradition is taken very seriously mainly in Catalunya but also in Valencia. Mid-September sees one of the most well known events in Valencia – the Fiesta de La Virgen de la Salud (Virgin of Good Health) – which incorporates the Human Pyramid Festival. Most of the festival is dedicated to the virgin, with masses and processions, dancing, music and plenty of local food and wine. The highlight however is on the 15 September when the town is overwhelmed with teams of “muixeranga” (acrobats) who build the amazing human towers.