The environment of Herrera de Valdecañas offers various activities from enjoying the tranquility of the village to visiting the Cathedral of Palencia which is barely 20 minutes away.
Among the other and closer possibilities is the village of Baltañas with its fantastic wine cellars declared Sites of Cultural Interrest. Also in Baltañas is the Museum of the Cerrato Castellano, a place for interpretation of all which relates to the beautiful Palentina region. From the building techniques of the cellars to the different cereals and the different supplies necessary to the elaboration of wine.
Visiting the neighboring village of Torquemada, you will find a rare gem of a museum, an ethnographic, artistic and historical center of interpretation at the same time: the Bustos Torquemada Foundation Museum. There in the entrance are displayed agricultural tools, an old but surprisingly well preserved SEAT 600 and a VESPA, allowing the visitor to foreshadow the content of the museum. In the museum is integrated the tourism office where you will find more about the region. Inside the museum one can see a house of the 60’s like few remain in Spain. Here the story of Torquemada and its associated characters is narrated using a multimedia equipment. One can also enjoy an exhibition of paintings as a conclusion to a visit which you should not miss.
The museum of Palenzuela in the close municipality of the same name is another interesting option. There one can learn about the rich archaeology of the region and the history behind the dances of the Paloteo, a tradition still well implanted in the region of Palencia. Moreover, the museum is located in a very interesting edifice, a clock tower of the 14th century.
For those looking for another kind of options, the Arlanzón River a few kilometers away from the Villa offers the possibility of a canoe descent. In the close city of Villodrigo you will find an active tourism business that offers this service among others.
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