UNESCO World Heritage Site
January 2, 2021
Traditions in Barcelona: Sardana, Castellers, Sant Jordi In November 2010 was a special and peculiar Catalan tradition in the UNESCO world cultural heritage recorded: the Muixeranga of Castellers. Castells are spectacular human pyramids, which are traditionally built at numerous festivals in Catalonia (Catalan for “castles”). The so-called Castellers soar respectively to the shoulders among them standing, until a certain level is reached (the maximum height is currently 10 levels). The Castells defend itself from 47 nominations by and were declared last November as Weltkulturerber. This candidacy had received the full support of the Government of Catalonia, the Catalan public and the media. The Catalans see one of the most important elements of their cultural and national identity in the Castellers. Nevertheless, to tradition are presented here in the following other aspects of Catalan. The Sardana dance on some occasions, you will likely be circles of dancing people the Sardana, the proud dance by Catalonia saw.
Its origins can be suspect in the graceful dances of ancient Greece. One theory is that the Greeks have introduced the dance in the trading post on the north shore of Catalonia thousands of years ago. Others insist that the Sardana in Catalonia was invented, but beginning in the fifteenth century by Sardinia (by the Catalan occupation) is introduced (hence the name Sardana). In any case, the Sardana was created in its present form in the Catalan Renaissance (19.Jhd: Renaixenca, and it has become a symbol of Catalan identity.) It is an extremely disciplined dance that also exact movements and timing required, therefore the dance creates a spirit of unity, which is really impressive. The Castellers in Barcelona once in the year celebrates its own festival every city in Catalonia.
The streets fill with people who have only to like foreign to the fun part. Many places adhere to the traditions of Castellers. In each region can be the mobility and Admire strength of Castellers let how they build their spectacular human towers.