People dressed in red and white stripes with black sashes tied around their waist began to form a huddle. There were men, women and children of all ages.
They were making a human castell (castle). This is common all over Catalunya during festes (festivals) but in Tarragona they really love doing this. They are called castellers.
It was very exciting to watch the castle grow,
The top of the castell is always finished by children.
Two little girls with red crash helmets climbed to the top very fast, shimmying up the adults, then crossed over the castell and climbed down the other side, to a big round of applause.
Here are two future castellers.