What to do on the Costa Blanca when it rains? The cold season is slowly approaching and this means it can get chilly, windy and some days it may even rain, even though the Costa Blanca is well-known for its beautiful weather and many sandy and white pebble beaches. There are plenty of museums, indoor sports facilities and family-friendly venues to visit when it rains or you want a different day out with your relatives.
MARQ in Alicante
The Provincial Archaeological Museum of Alicante is very interesting from a didactic point of view. And rigorous, spectacular and fun at the same time. Three large halls offer audiovisual, scenographic and interactive ways to delve into the techniques used by archaeologists. Making it possible to discover the past and offer valuable information exposed in an attractive and didactic way.
In addition, the Museum has exhibition spaces for temporary exhibitions, and facilities necessary to carry out research, conservation, restoration, cataloging and dissemination tasks.
The museum is closed on Monday and opens every other day of the week from 10.00 hrs. Tuesday to Fridays it closes at 19.00 hrs, Saturdays at 20.30 hrs and Sunday at 14.00 hrs.
The Alcoy Fire Museum is located in an old textile factory. Here we learn about the Firefighter’s trade and its evolution throughout recent history. It is perfectly suitable to take your children, as they offer special workshops for them.
The museum is open Monday to Thursday from 10.00 to 16.00 hrs. Friday, Saturday and Sunday it opens from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs. Additionally it is also open on Friday Afternoon from 16.00 to 18.00 hrs.
MUBAG in Alicante
The Gravina Fine Arts Museum (MUBAG) is located inside the Palacio del Conde de Lumiares, a four-storey building, built between 1748 and 1808, and declared a Historic-Artistic Monument of local character.
MUBAG became a unique place to enjoy art after a profound rehabilitation between 1998 and 2001. This rehabilitation sought to combine the style of the Casa Palacio with the most advanced techniques in museology. Nowadays it shows more than 3000 pieces of the collection of the Diputación de Alicante.
For more information read our Blog “A day in Alicante”
Volvo Ocean Race Museum in Alicante
The city of Alicante was the starting port for the last two editions of the Volvo Ocean Race, and it will also be for the next edition in 2021. Because of that, there is the Volvo Ocean Race Museum in the area just behind the marina in the center of the city. This museum is dedicated to the most demanding sailing competition in the world. It began years ago as Whitbread Race and it evolved into the toughest regatta in the world. This interactive museum about the race shows what the crews endure during the competition. They use very interesting videos and visuals to do that.
This museum opens from Tuesday to Sunday, opening hours from 10.00 to 14.00 hrs, except Fridays and Saturdays when it opens until 18.00 hrs. You can enter for free or decide on a guided tour that costs € 1,50.
Museum of Miniatures, Guadalest
We explained the curious museums that Guadalest has before in our Blog “A day in Guadalest”. Therefore, today we highlight the museum of miniatures in this town. In this museum, they have such things as a miniature Statue of Liberty inside the eye of a needle. As well as the painting of the Velázquez Meninas in a grain of corn.
The museum can be visited every day of the week from 10.00 to 21.00 hrs.
These few excursions are just a few of the options of what to do in Alicante when it rains. We will soon write another blog with more suggestions.
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