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BARCELONA PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF ITS FIRST HUMAN TOWER TEAM

La Colla Castellers de Barcelona wants to invite the city to come help celebrate its 50th birthday in June. On June 8th, 1969, the Human Towers of Barcelona participated in their first act as a group. Before then, the Catalan capital had seen the occasional human tower group, but none of them was able to establish itself as a consistent entity.

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After the Castellers of Barcelona held their first demonstration, things were slow going. However, with persistence and hard work, they began to integrate themselves more into the city’s popular culture. They continued improving upon the structures they could build and started to make a name for themselves amongst the elite of the region.

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Today, they are ranked in the Top 10. For a reference, there are 83 registered human tower teams in Catalonia.

If you’re interested in attending the celebration, you can find the necessary information below.

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EVENT INFO:

WHAT: Official Reception at the Ajuntament of Barcelona
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th at 17h00
WHERE: Plaça Sant Jaume

WHAT: 50th Anniversary Performance by the Castellers de Barcelona
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th at 18h00
WHERE: Plaça Sant Jaume

WHAT: 50th Anniversary Dinner and Concert (performance by Miquel del Roig and La Mulata)
WHEN: Saturday, June 8th at 21h00
WHERE: Parc del Clot de la Mel

By EMILY BENSON

Photos by ISABEL TROYA

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