Historic football match in Valencia
- Monday, 14 April 2014
The cheers of fans will be heard from far away, this Wednesday, when Valencia's Mestalla football stadium hosts the historic final of the Spanish Copa del Rey - or King's Cup. This will be the fourth time it is held here, the last time being 3 years ago in 2011.
At 9.30pm on 16 April the final will kick off between Barcelona and Real Madrid, it will be the seventh time they faced each other in this cup final and so far they've won 3 times each. Valencia will be inundated with 40,000 fans, all anxious to bring the cup home in this historic match.
With perfect Spring weather forecast, fans will have a great opportunity to enjoy what Valencia has to offer outside of football, including the great restaurants and bars in the city centre. The Plaza de la Reina and surrounding areas are bound to be popular, as well as Aragon, the zone around the football stadium itself.
Or for those that want to get out of the centre and relax, then the city beaches and marina are a great place to go, were they can a paella with sea view or take a boat tour.
Tours to Albufera just outside the city are also expected to be busy with football fans looking for a little peace after the excitement of the game.
And for those that want to continue with the festivities later in the week, they can enjoy the Semana Santa Marinera - fascinating Easter parades in the city's maritime district.