Mestalla Stadium (Estadio de Mestalla)

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Av. de Suècia, s/n

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2 hours to Half Day Time to Spend
3.6

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  • 3.5Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 5.0Atmosphere

Mestalla Stadium can seat approximately 55,000 football (i.e., soccer) fans, and those in Valencia are among the sport's most ardent. The home of the Valencia Club de Fútbol (VCF) since 1923, the stadium is known for its unusually steep grandstands and is regarded as an especially exciting place to catch a match – and absorb a notable side of the local culture.

Stadium-goers generally enjoyed the upbeat atmosphere and noted that the venue is quite family-friendly.

Ticket prices vary by seating section, but start as low as 25 euros (around $27). For scheduling and ticket information, visit the team's website. Tours of the stadium run whether there's a match or not, though they occur less frequently on game days (when there is no dressing room access). Tours cost 11.50 euros (or around $12. The stadium can be reached via bus (Nos. 10, 32, 71 and 80) and metro (line 5 to Aragón or line 3 to Facultats).

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