Fun Things To Do In Medellin on A Rainy Day

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TLDR? If you’ve got a rainy day in Medellin to waste, head to Cine Colombia or stroll the halls of one of the city’s museums!

This article is a bit funny since it’s in the nature of Medellin to be at least a little bit rainy each day. After all, the city is located in the tropics, surrounded by tropical rainforests.

Despite the fact that on most days you can rely on it raining a little bit, on some days you’ll notice that it rains a bit more than others. Like all day. Or all week.

In times like these, it’s good to have a little cache of things you can depend on to get you through a rainy spell. Here’s a little list of things I came up with to help the rainy days pass in Medellin!

Go See A Movie At El Tesoro Theatre

Movie At El Tesoro Theatre

Medellin has a few choice movie theaters, though, in my opinion, the top dog in that category would have to be the Cineplex at the El Tesoro Mall. It’s located high in the upper reaches of Poblado.

In my opinion, this place is distinguished not just by the quality of the movie theatre. It’s also distinguished by the amazing scenery that you’re granted when you make the trek to this part of the city!

The movie theatre is located on the slopes of the mountains that surround Medellin. So, once you’re up in that part of town you’re gifted with some fairly beautiful views of the surrounding valley.

I even included it on my list of great walks in the Poblado neighborhood!

So with that out of the way, on to the theater itself. The cineplex is a fairly massive movie complex that stays up to date on all the latest showings.

That being said, the selection of films that they show in English is fairly limited, with very rare showings.

But still, it’s a great opportunity to practice your Spanish. And regardless of whether you make much progress, it’s still nice to veg out and check out the latest in the world of cinema!

Have A Museum Day At One of Medellin’s Many Museums

A Museum Day At One of Medellin’s Many Museums

Medellin is chock full of some great centers for art and culture, and the major ones are big enough that they warrant return visits.

Possibly the main attraction in Medellin in terms of museums would have to be the Museo de Antioquia. It has many fine works of art, and a ton of stuff from Colombia’s most famous artist, Fernando Botero. There’s a full feature on the Museo de Antioquia in this part of the blog if you’re feeling up for further reading!

Another big recommendation comes with visiting the MAMM museum, or the Medellin Museum of Modern Art. The MAMM features beautiful and inventive architecture. It also puts on exhibitions by Medellin and Colombia’s most forward-thinking and progressive artists.

Part of MAMM is outside, but it’s covered enough that you can enjoy some of the falling rain without getting wet yourself!

MAMM also has a nice little café with a covered patio. So as long as it’s not raining too hard, there’s a good chance that you’ll be able to enjoy a coffee or something while it’s coming down.

Get Some Work Done at a Cafe or Coworking Space

Some Work Done at a Cafe or Coworking Space

Medellin has exploded with digital nomads and remote workers recently. So in kind, the city has begun to blossom with facilities and spaces dedicated to serving this class of residents. It’s a group of people that have begun to arrive en-mass to the beautiful metropolis.

Nothing hits better on a rainy day than a fresh cup of coffee. So you can’t go wrong by stopping by some of the great cafés in Medellin to enjoy a fresh cup of delicious Colombian coffee.

Many of the city’s great cafes have patio seating, where you can observe the rain come down without fear of getting wet yourself. One place in particular that I found to be a nice place to watch the rain is Café Delmuri in Laureles.

Café Delmuri lies across the street from the Primer Parque de Laureles, which is one of my favorite places to hang out in central Medellin.

The outdoor seating at the café makes it a great place to sit and watch the rain come down, and it’s a great spot to get some work done besides.

Of course, while this is a place that I like, cafés and the like are much a matter of taste. So don’t be afraid to try all of the available places out to find out which one suits you best.

Check The Listings For The Theatres and Concert Halls

Check The Listings For The Theatres and Concert Halls

Medellin is one of Colombia’s big centers for theatre and music. So, there’s a plethora of places to see a play or a concert. These are a couple of activities that are perfect for a rainy day.

Checking out a concert or a play is one of society’s time-honored activities when the weather is unforgiving. You can sit back and soak in some culture from the comfort of the indoors and worry not.

The theater scene in Medellin is perhaps one of the city’s most fully-fledged art scenes. So, there are a ton of choices to roll through. This is fortunate since due to the city’s climate, you’ll be experiencing quite a few of them!

Letting The Rainy Days Pass In Medellin

As mentioned before in this article, Medellin has quite a few rainy days. After all, it’s located in the middle of a tropical rainforest.

These days can range from just an hour’s downpour to some lengthy drawn-out drizzles. So, it’s never a bad idea to keep a little list of things to keep yourself busy while the rainforest does its thing.

In addition, you can enjoy the economic rents of the city and just stay home and read a book or the like! Not that you needed me to tell you that.

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