Catalan town holds death-defying human tower competition
Tarragona, a Catalan town 60 miles south of Barcelona, holds an annual summer festival with a spellbinding and death-defying main attraction: human towers.
Every year, thousands of people head to the town square to watch teams assemble massive towers, called castells, using their own bodies.
— Colla Jove Tarragona (@JoveDeTarragona) August 19, 2015
Each tower starts with a base, or pinya, which helps to keep the upper layers steady. It also acts as a safety net — just in case the tower collapses. Read more…