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Make the Most of A Rainy Day In Madrid

Updated: Apr 6, 2023

The beautiful city of Madrid is predominantly sunny and dry, however there are those rare occasions when it rains here! This doesn't have to ruin your plans as there is much to do for any type of traveller, even when the rain is coming down!


If You're Into Art

Considered a must-do while in Madrid, Museo Nacional del Prado, is an art-lover's dream. Thousands of exhibits including paintings, drawings, and sculptures from some of the most famous artists in the world can be found here. It's no wonder why El Prado is one of the most visited museums in the world, as it boasts works from artists such as Velázquez, Rubens, Goya, El Bosco, El Greco, and hundreds more. You can even enter free of admission on certain days of the week, just check in with the official site for times!


Museo Nacional del Prado, the main Spanish national art museum, located in central Madrid.

If You're a Foodie

Calling all foodies to discover the most delectable dishes Madrid has to offer! Rain can't come between us and a good meal, and Madrid has an endless choice of places to eat! We suggest doing some research beforehand or asking locals about authentic places to eat to stay away from tourist-centered restaurants. Some suggestions include Casa Lucio, La Bola Taberna, or Vuida de Vacas for some amazing and traditional dishes that will leave you wanting more!


The dining room of LA BOLA, an elegant restaurant offering traditional Madrid cuisine.

If You Enjoy a Drink or Two

Rainy day got you feeling down? Try some of Madrid's best cocktails to boost your spirits! You won't have trouble finding a bar in this city as there are often many on one street, so you never have to go too far for a good drink. Try drinking like a local by ordering an Agua de Valencia which is a tasty combination of orange juice, cava, vodka, and gin! If that doesn't sound like your type of drink, you can never go wrong with some delicious and refreshing sangria that will instantly brighten your mood on a rainy day!


A famous local drink, Agua de Valencia, made with cava and orange juice!

If You Like to Shop

If you are a shopaholic, then chances are your rainy days are spent at the mall! Luckily for you, Madrid is home to a shopping center called ABC Serrano, an eight-floor shopping and leisure center. The first four floors are devoted to fashion, offering designer labels, boutiques, sportswear, jewelry and gifts. The top floors have breathtaking views over the city and three restaurants to enjoy after a day of shopping!


A shopaholics dream, the ABC Serrano offers its visitors 8 floors to explore!

If You like to Cook

Do you consider yourself a chef? Maybe you aren't exactly the best cook, but you enjoy cooking at home? A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to head to Mercado de La Paz to spend time walking through the market and admiring the array of fresh foods on display. Whether you go to sample some new foods, or if you have the means to do so in your accommodation, buy some local ingredients to create your own dish at home! Either way, Mercado de La Paz is an experience in itself and often times much less busy than other Madrid markets, as it is located in a more discreet location in the city.


Shoppers at Mercado de La Paz gather at a stall for local ingredients.

Madrid is a city full of fun activities for any sort of traveler, and rainy days don't have to come between you and what it has to offer! Try out one of our suggestions to ensure your rainy day in Madrid is anything but boring!



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