Sandcastle on Malvarrosa Beach in Valencia, Spain
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Grand sand. Not your average sandcastle
Valencia is famous for its beautiful, golden sand beaches, as well as their incredible sand sculptures, like this one on Malvarrosa Beach. An elaborate sand sculpture like this could take over a week and multiple people to build. In fact, the world’s tallest sandcastle reached over 50 feet into the sky. It was built in 2017 in Landschaftspark, a disused coal and steel plant in Duisburg, Germany. It required 168 truckloads of sand. Elaborate sand sculptures like these can take over a week and multiple people to build, but if you’ve got the time, sand, and water, you too can build a cool sandcastle.