Have you ever seen Castles up to ten storeys high ... made from people? Have you watched Catalan Giants whirl and twirl? Have you experienced the vibrant and traditional Medierranean spirit of Barcelona and Catalonia? Every year, stunning festivals transform the towns of Catalonia into fantastical and folkloric worlds of giants, dragons, devils and human castles.

Human Castles Castellers
Originating from the region of Tarragona, south of Barcelona, is the famous Human Castle tradition. Hundreds of people balance on each other’s shoulders to create great trembling towers up to nine storeys high, accompanied by the traditional Catalan musicians “Grallers.” Ecstatic applause adds to the tense excitement and electric atmosphere.

Devils & Fire Throwing Correfoc
The  Fire Run (Correfoc) or Devil’s Dance (Ball de Diables) is one of the most stunning elements of Catalan festivals. The firts notice about  of Devil's dance are from 1150 in the weddings of Barcelona Count Ramon Berenguer IV with Petronella d'Aragó .Betwen XIV and XV centuries it's possible find writers notice about Devil's Dance in celebrations of cities as Cervera, Tarragona, Reus, Igualada, El Vendrell, Vilafranca, Vilanova, etc.

The Devil's Dance is, in fact, an "entremès" , a kind of enterteinment celebrated betwen dishes and dishes in nobility banquet,It is a form of popular theatre in the qual the different prominent figures recite small rhymed texts.The síntesi of devils' dance is a theatrical representation of the struggle of the Good against the Evil.  Basically, the route of transmission of the popular dances (spoken dances or with parliaments, dances, etc.) it has been the oral route. There is logical so that in this transfer have come altered respect of the original version.

Nowadays  devils groups and dragons  figures knows from centuries ago lived togheter with others groups and figures created from folk legends of films influence  through dusk darkened streets brandishing sparking forks amidst flames and fireworks.

Folkloric Processions Cercavila
Fantastical dragons, twelve foot giants, enormous headed dwarfs, magical fire dancers, spoken dances (originated in ancient popular theatre) and lively musicians form vibrant processions that wind their way through the festival streets.

Dancing Dances
Town squares burst into life with displays of vibrant Catalan dancing: the Ball dels Gegants (the Dance of the Giants) with twelve foot models, the Ball de Gitanes (Gypsy Dance), Ball de Cercolets , Ball de Pastorets (Shepherds' dance) , the Sardanes and Ball de Bastons (Stick Dance). Most of then it's only possible to see during the festivities (festa major) of his own villages and cities; others as "sardanes" are possible to see during the rest or the year usually on sundays or saturdays.
Catalan Food & Wine Menjar i vi
Authentic Catalan cuisine, not found in typical tourist restaurants, will be recommended by Cultoura. Exquisite regional dishes and locally produced wine are a Catalan speciality.