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New challenges from the wind and sea

The sea and wind will be centre stage at two events at the end of the month. The second Valencia Boat Show and the 17th Valencia Wind Festival will host exciting activities at the marina and city beaches with new challenges and fun for everyone to enjoy.

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Historic football match in Valencia

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.

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Experience a seaside Easter tradition

With exciting biblical processions and more than 500 years of tradition, the Semana Santa Marinera - or Maritime Holy Week - offers a fascinating perspective on Valencia, not seen by the majority of visitors to the city.

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Just the ticket!

After your first metro journey in Valencia, keep the ticket! You can recharge it to use on more journeys, otherwise you have to pay €1 for a new cardboard card each time.

If you're staying in Valencia for a while then ask for a plastic ticket, they cost €3 and are much more durable.

Yummy cheap eats

To save a little money at breakfast, brunch and lunch, look for set menus which are usually advertised on boards outside bars and restaurants.

The hours can vary, but breakfast menus are usually available from 8am to 9.30am and brunch from 9am to 10.30am.

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Rabbit paella?

If you're new to the city don't make the mistake of ordering a traditional Valencian paella if you want seafood.

A genuine Valencian paella usually has rabbit, chicken and snails.

Fallas on foot

If you're visiting Valenicia for Las Fallas for the first time, come with plenty of energy and be ready to walk.

Road closures and diversions making travelling by private or public transport difficult, especially in the centre but also in other areas from 17 to 19 March.

Take the weight off your shoulders

If you're making a whistle stop tour of Valencia don't let your luggage get in the way.

Instead, leave it in the lockers in the city's central train stations.