- Have a blast at Seville's Vela de Santa Ana

June 16, 2010 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News divulges tourists in Seville hotels could have a real taste of Andalucian fun by heading down to the Velá de Santa Ana this summer.

This authentically Spanish event takes place from July 21st to 26th and sees a selection of open-air concerts and unusual competitions staged in the Triana district of the city.

If people fancy a drink during the summer nights they spend in the area, they can locate a little peña or caseta and try a local concoction.

One activity that travellers should do their best not to miss and takes place every night of the festival usually involves everybody participating getting soaked.

What's on When explains: "A piece of wood, known as La Cucaña, is fixed to the side of a boat. Youths gather on deck to 'walk the plank' and collect the trophy flag attached at its end."

The listings website noted that there are also pint-pulling competitions and sports events to watch and take part in.

If this sounds too much like hard work, then just take a walk along the Guadalquivir River and have a drink on Calle Betis.

The food is also worth a taste, with local specialities such as griddled fish and sardines likely to be on the menu.

While the festival itself is free, some events may require payment. Check a local tourist office for a full programme of activities.

If you're heading to the Velá de Santa Ana this year, we strongly advise that you book your hoteles Sevilla as soon as possible, given the huge popularity of the event.

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