Destinations Magazine

Giants in Mollet

By Stizzard

A large number of Spanish festivals include figures known as gigantes y cabezudos which are costumed. A rough translation would be “Giants or Big-Heads”, or, in Catalan, gegants i capgrossos. One of the main features of these “giants” is their large papier maché head while the rest of their bodies are covered in clothing to match the rest of the costume’s theme.

These figures are particularly loved in festivals in and around the region of Catalonia, where many cities and towns have their own gegants i capgrossos, used in the cercavila and in conjunction with other local dances.

These two “giants” were spotted at the town hall in Mollet del Vallès.


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