Hundreds Of People Made An Incredible Human Pyramid In Spain

No one sneeze!

This gigantic pile of people is known as a ‘Castell’.

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It’s part of a tradition that dates back to the 18th Century in Catalonia, Spain.

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Up to 500 men and women compete to create a huge human tower, which can reach ten levels high.

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The teams build their towers with the strongest participants at the base, and the lightest at the top.

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28-year-old photographer David Oliete snapped these impressive images in his home city of Tarragona.

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The Human Tower Competition, called the ‘Concurs de Castells’, attracts more than 20,000 people, who watch hundreds of people create the structures.

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David said: “The atmosphere at the Concurs was amazing. As usual it gets really crowded but that fact makes it stunning at the same time.”

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“The ‘Castells’ are also one of the most important cultural traditions in Catalonia for more than 200 years. ‘Strength, balance, courage and common sense’ has become their motto.”

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David Oliete / Barcroft / Via davidoliete.com

The next Human Tower Competition takes place Oct 2014.

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