Medplaya has several hotels located on the Catalan coast in Spain. Every summer, for 30 years, we have held an event in our Hotel Calypso in Salou with the “Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls“, one of the most famous groups in the world of “castellers” (human towers). This year, to celebrate the 30th anniversary of our collaboration, the “colla” dared to build a tower with up to 9 levels! This is an unprecedented event, since 9-level human towers are usually performed at very few sites. Such a feat has never been achieved in Salou, in fact only 61 towns have the honor of having seen a tower like this. So, thanks to the this construction at Hotel Calypso, Salou now has a spot on the map of “places where 9-level towers have been built ”
Medplaya human towers castellers Salou Hotel Calypso
Here you can watch the video of the event
A typical tradition that you can not miss if you visit Catalonia
Since 2010, when these human towers (castells) were listed as intangible cultural heritage by the UNESCO, this Catalan tradition is known and shared worldwide. The amazing coordination, balance, tension and effort that these human towers require don’t leave anybody who observes them indifferent. If you want to see a live performance, contact us to know when they will come again and enjoy the “castellers” in the Hotel Calypso, a tradition that is already part of humankind.
We want to express our gratitude to the Colla Vella for coming year after year to our annual appointment, and also congratulate them for bringing such an amazing feat to life in our Hotel Calypso.
Video and image source: Facebook Visit Salou