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Things to Do in Alicante on a Rainy Day

Calp, Alicante
Calp, Alicante. Credit: Pxhere

Anyone who has ever travelled to the south of Spain is well aware of the spectacular weather that this entire region has to offer. Still, we should remember that the early autumn and early spring are sometimes noted for extremely wet weather. There have even been times when it can rain for days at a time with no end in sight. In such situations, heading off to the beach or exploring nature is obviously out of the question. So, what are some other ways to enjoy your time in Alicante even though the weather may be less than forgiving on occasion? Let's take a look at some excellent local attractions as well as some fun indoor activities.

Thinking Outside of the Box

Alicante is primarily known for its beaches, ports and the numerous restaurants found along its main promenade (known as the "rambla" in Spanish). However, there are plenty of other attractions to enjoy on a rainy day.

One excellent example can be seen in the Basilica of St. Mary. Originally constructed during the 16th century, this is one of the oldest churches in Spain. The good news is that the majority of its internal architecture has remained intact over the years. You can therefore enjoy an up-close-and-personal view of ancient Spanish culture. There are also some elements with a decidedly Moorish influence.

Curious to learn more about the history of Alicante? There is perhaps no better way than by visiting the Archaeological Museum of Alicante. As the name already suggests, this museum provides a unique glimpse into ancient peoples and cultures; a perspective that you are not likely to achieve when heading off to the local beach. Guided tours are available and as the museum is located quite close to the city centre, transportation should not represent an issue.

Staying Dry

However, what if it is raining cats and dogs outside? The chances are high that you will instead wish to remain indoors. A number of fun activities await. Thanks to nearly universal Internet access, you can log into well-known gaming sites in order to play the latest online platforms. This is really only the beginning.

Assuming that you are staying in Alicante with your family, why not take a stroll back in time by playing a more traditional board game? As the weather will eventually improve, it is wise to take advantage of any time indoors by researching the locations that you wish to visit once the sun begins to shine again. On a final note, exercising indoors is a great way to stay in shape as well as to obtain a bit more energy on what might otherwise be termed as nothing more than an all-around gloomy day.

Alicante continues to attract millions of tourists each and every year. Still, we need to remember that the weather here can act a bit strange on occasion. This is why appreciating some alternative activities is always a good idea.

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