The weather• We have a temperate weather: A bit cold in winter Hot and wet in summer
Typical food• Bread with tomato We also eat with cold meat like: -Ham or cooked ham -Sausage -Cheese…
• Calçots* and romesco sauceSauce ingredients:-12 toasted almonds-10 hazelnuts-1 head of garlic-5 peppers-2 ripe tomatoes-1 cup of olive oil *Calçots: mild onion-salt and pepper-1/2 cup of vinegar-1 slice of bread fried-1 slice of chilli (if you like)
Panellets are often accompanied byPanellets a sweet wine. Panellets are small cakes in different shapes, mostly round, made mainly of mazipan (a paste made of almonds and sugar).Panellets or "little bread" are the traditional dessert of the All Saints holiday, the Castanyada, The most popular are in Catalonia. the panellets covered with pine nuts, and varnished with egg white. Also we can cover with: -Chocolate -Coconut -Almonds -Cherries
Tradicions: ‘Human Valls, near the city• The tradition of building castells originated in towerS’ of Tarragona, in the southern part of Catalonia towards the end of the 18th century. Later it developed a following in other regions of Catalonia and, since 1981, when the first castell of 9 levels of the 20th century was built.• A castell is a human tower built traditionally in festivals at many locations in Catalonia. At these festivals, several colles castelleres or teams often succeed in building and dismantling a towers structure. On November 16, 2010, castells were declared byUNESCO to be amongst the Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
Handkerchief Coloured shirt Team’s emblem Black sash White trousers
Castells in Tarragona• In Tarragona there are four teams.• In our school some students take part in Colla Sant Pere i Sant Pau (green shirts) and one of the English teachers in Colla Jove Xiquets de Tarragona (purple shirts) .
Competition• In our city we make a Castells competiotion every two years with the best Colles Castelleres (teams) of the moment. It is an amazing show.• This year the winners are Castellers de Vilafranca. Jove de Tarragona 4th
IF YOU WANT MORE …• We recomend to see our castells in this video Som castells filmed and edited by David Oliete. http://vimeo.com/29500445 or somcastells.cat http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aeyTr43cEYw• If you want you can find more on Youtube the film ENXANETA.