Castellers de la Sagrada Família
The Sagrada Família colla began to take shape in the autumn of 2000, on the initiative of three castellers active in other groups who lived in the neighbourhood. But the Castellers de la Sagrada Família did not appear until 20 October 2002, when they performed in Plaça de Gaudí, supported by the Castellers del Poble Sec, the Castellers de Sarrià and the Castellers d'Esplugues. Since then they have held their annual diada castellera in the same square on the Sunday closest to 20 October, the anniversary of that first public performance. Another big date for this colla is the annual neighbourhood festival in April.
The Castellers de la Sagrada Família wear a green shirt which bears a shield with an enxaneta, the child at the top of the castell, raising his hand over the Sagrada Família. It is red with a yellow background, imitating the colours of the Catalan flag. They publish a magazine once every three months called 'Verd Pujat' and since 2009 they have had a social centre at the Sagrada Família neighbourhood Popular and Traditional Culture Centre.
In 2010 they established themselves as a 7-storey colla, in a season when they first did the three of seven (seven storeys with three people), the four of seven and the four of seven with agulla (a pillar inside the tower) as well as a pillar of five raised from below. The best castells they have built include the four of eight, the two of seven, the three of seven built from below, the seven of seven and the five of seven. Their best performance was at the Sant Joan Despí annual festival in 2013, when they did a three of seven raised from below, a two of seven and a four of seven with agulla.
They took part in the Tarragona castell competition for the first time in 2012, where they did a three of seven raised from below, a five of seven and a seven of seven. That left them in 24th position.