Monumento a los Castellers
Monumento a los Castellers
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stephanieevans4
Catral, Spain92 contributions
May 2020
This monument, sculpted by Francesc Ingles y Garcia, was placed here in 1999. it is situated on the Rambla Nova and is one of many monuments on the Rambla. It is a tower of people representing the spirit of Catalonian people. And also representing the real towers that take place.
Written July 26, 2020
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backpacker31
Boynton Beach, FL5,396 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
I made it a point to walk west along La Rambla Nova to see the human tower sculpture. The detail is incredible especially considering how many figures are included in this piece. Take a few walks around the sculpture to see it from all angles - it will not disappoint. I’d love to return to Tarragona to see these human towers with actual humans!
Written January 23, 2020
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NuriaHarket59
Tarragona, Spain99 contributions
Aug 2016
"Castells" are human towers built traditionally in festivals at many locations within Catalonia. The monument reproduces to the smallest detail one of these "Castells". It is extremelly accurate since the sculptor, Francesc Anglès i Garcia, is a physician!
"Castells" have different structures and names. This one is a "4 de 8" i. e. 6 tiers of 4 people plus a squatting kid and another one with his/her hand raised, which is the sign that determines when the "castell" is completed.
The sculpture is made of bronce, 11 metres high, and the 222 figures are real size. Guess how much it weighs? 12 tons!!!!
Many tourists have photos taken beside the monument, next to the musicians ("grallers") and some kids even climb up to have a nice photo.
What people don't know is that amongst the figures of people on the base of the "castell" the sculptor carved the faces of world-famous artists such as Pau Casals, Pablo Picasso, and Joan Miró.
As a proud "tarragonina" (born and raised in Tarragona) I hope that the monument helps spread this important element of Catalan culture, "castells", amongst visitors to our town.
Written August 24, 2016
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kenny10564
Newcastle-under-Lyme, UK415 contributions
Sep 2020
the most unusual monument i have ever seen. just fantastic and great place to take pictures with a camera or better still a selfie with friends or relatives.
Written September 21, 2020
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gcervi2016
Tarragona, Spain33 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
It is a modern sculpture showing the mount of a "castell", human tower belonging to the tradition of this part of Catalonia. Note, aside from the tower, the director shouting orders to the castellers and the musicians which are a necessary component of the singular show
Written August 28, 2018
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PishPash
South Coast UK268 contributions
Jan 2020
A great piece of art on the main Rambla being a monument symbolising the areas human tower tradition.
Written February 1, 2020
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Cristi I
Sibiu, Romania1,095 contributions
Jul 2019 • Couples
It's on the main boulevard, a cool place where you can take some pictures and imagine how they do it for real.
Written August 19, 2019
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MeanEyedCat
Glasgow237 contributions
Jul 2015 • Family
This is great bit of art and great for a picture of the family huddle around the bottom of the monument.
Written July 5, 2015
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RobScott1970
Newcastle upon Tyne, UK162 contributions
Jul 2022
A great celebration of a Catalan custom. Fab to stand next to and though its a monument it 'feels' alive.
Written July 6, 2022
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Todd S
Napa, CA98 contributions
May 2022 • Family
Great visual representation of the classic Catalan tradition. It is not easy walking distance from the other common attractions on the coast (amphitheater & circus), we flagged a cab to make the trip.
Written May 26, 2022
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