A place when you can discover history, art and culture all at the same time

Come to take a walk through the history of Valencia de Alcántara, from the prehistoric period up to the present day. Come into this interpretation centre and discover everything that this town has to offer, from its impressive dolmens to its deep-rooted traditions, including its Roman heritage and rich culture. You can do this by taking advantage of the guided tours that are offered here.

And if you want to find out more about art, you can visit the Indalecio Hernández Foundation, named after a famous Extremaduran painter from the town, where you can admire his works and those of other Spanish and foreign artists that have won the Indalecio Hernádez award.

Come in and discover the town’s exciting past!

The Valencia de Alcántara Interpretation Centre is located inside a 16th-century manor house, known as the Casa del Marqués de Labrador (Marquess de Labrador’s House), due to the relationship that the diplomat had with one of the owners of this building. Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, it was built for the purpose of disseminating and explaining the town’s heritage and, inside, it provides a tour of the town’s history and its most important monuments. To do this, it has various materials such as, for example, original grave goods and old photographs. It is possible to take guided tours inside and it also has a patio where there are workshops, meetings and activities for all ages.

Specifically, its rooms are dedicated to dolmenic culture, the celebration of the Royal Wedding, the three cultures that coexisted in Spain for years, the founding of the Order of Alcántara and its Roman heritage, the construction of the Madrid-Lisbon railway line and, finally, popular culture. All of these exhibitions are supported by models, objects and audiovisual productions to make the experience far more complete and immersive.

And, as if all of this was not enough, the top floor of the building houses the Indalecio Hernández Foundation named after this painter from Valencia de Alcántara. This is a creative space for disseminating art and promoting cultural activities where you can also enjoy the pictorial collections of this artist, who was delighted to accept the proposal to create a foundation.

Traditionally, the Day of Los Remedios is celebrated on the first Sunday of September, when the hermitage and all its surroundings are filled with people from the town itself as well as from other parts of Spain.

Did you know that…

  • This centre belongs to the Network of Interpretation Centres of the Province of Cáceres.
  • Indalecio Hernández Vallejo, among his many other works, was officially commissioned to paint a portrait of King Juan Carlos.