This blog post was originally posted on October 26th, 2015 and was updated on August 29th, 2017
They say that Malaga has one of the best climates in all of Spain, and you know what? It’s true!
With an average of 300 sunny days a year, it is more than likely that your outdoor activities will go on as planned. However, between the months of October and April you might wind up with a rainy day in Malaga. If you wake up to a wet day, don’t worry! Here are our some great ideas of things to do in Malaga in the rain.
Enjoy the Art
The obvious choice for a rainy day, regardless of what city you live in, is to spend some time at the museum. If you find yourself looking for things to do in Malaga in the rain, we suggest you head to one of the more unique Malaga museums.
With so many museums in Malaga there is something for everyone including cars, wine, music, modern art, culture and customs, as well as Picasso and the classics at the Thyssen museum. You’re sure to find a museum to suit your tastes!
See a film
A rainy day in Malaga is the perfect occasion to watch a movie. It just so happens that the cinema shows original version movies is a gorgeous theater right next to the Roman Theater on Calle Alcazabilla. The Cines Albéniz are the hub of Malaga’s film festival each spring, and there is almost always a film playing in English.
Relax and Recharge
Just because it’s a rainy day in Malaga doesn’t mean you have to leave your bathing suit at home. Head to the Hammam Al Andalus and enjoy the Arab baths, relaxed atmosphere and a fantastic massage. They also offer a delicious moroccan tea for you to enjoy and truly relax. A great plan to recharge on a gloomy day!
Channel your inner foodie
Another one of our favorite things to do in the rain in Malaga is enjoy tapas in our favorite bars! Head over to the Mercado de la Merced and enjoy the tapas experience hopping from one stand to the next without having to go outside.
Of course, there are lots of little bars dotted around the city that are just as cozy with excellent food. They might be busy, but the more the merrier – a packed bar is always more fun! Check out La Tranca (Calle Carretería, 93) and you might even hear some impromptu flamenco singing from the bartender as you eat your tostas.
Drink Wine and say “Salud”!
Head to a wine bar and enjoy some delicious sweet wine as you watch the rain from amongst the wooden wine barrels. Our favorite spots are La Odisea (Subida Coracha, 1,) and the Casa Antigua de Guardia (Alameda Principal, 18). Both spots serve Malaga’s typical sweet wine along with some delicious bites. Perfect for warming up and drying off!
If you want to learn more about the world of Malaga wines, you should definitely join our Insider’s Ham, Wine and Tapas Tour!
Try some craft beer
If you aren’t much of a wine drinker, Malaga also offers some great spots to try local craft beers. Of course, there are craft beers from around Spain and other countries on tap, too. Most of the places offer light snacks or tapas, so it really is a great way to spend an hour or so if you happen to get caught in the storm during a rainy day in Malaga.
Search for treasure!
Malaga has some great little vintage stores in the historic center. If you are visiting Malaga in the rain, one of the best ways to spend an afternoon is looking for that perfect piece in a vintage store. You never know, you just might bring home a really unique Malaga souvenir!
Indulge in a sweet treat
Malaga has lots of delicious little cafes where you can sit with a book or magazine and have a delicious pastry and coffee. Another option, of course, is having churros and chocolate. In fact, Casa Aranda (Herrería del Rey, 3) has a huge awning that will protect you if it isn’t raining too hard, along with some big heaters to keep you toasty warm.
While a rainy day in Malaga isn’t common (there are an average of 300 sunny days a year), our food tours run every Monday to Saturday, whether it’s rain or shine!