The national capital Madrid is situated 190 miles (306 kilometers) south of Mondragon, while Bilbao lies 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northwest.
Vacationing in just one place, no matter how popular, usually only offers you a glimpse into the wider rhythms and life-ways of a region. So schedule in some time to enjoy Gipuzkoa 's other cultural and natural attractions. Onati, is 5 miles (8 kilometers) to the northwest. Go there to experience the University of Sancti Spiritus and Santuario de Arantzazu.
While you are staying in Mondragon, make a day trip to Vitoria. Approximately 17 miles (27 kilometers) to the southwest, this regional transport and shopping hub is where you'll find Vitoria Cathedral, Palacio de Escoriaza-Esquibel and Church of San Miguel. Museo de Heraldica Alavesa, Museo de Bellas Artes and University of the Basque Country are some more interesting attractions worth visiting for those who have time to spare.
Go to Gipuzkoa 's historically significant old towns, it's a good way to familiarize yourself with the area's colorful past. For a real insight into the religious side of Mondragon, why not make a stop at the region's many monasteries.
The Gipuzkoa area provides travelers plenty of gentle avenues to experience the region's wide open spaces, such as shore fishing and beach combing. For those who love the water, this is the perfect place to visit. Sea kayaking is popular with locals and tourists and another option is canoeing.
Everything must end sometime, but be rest assured, when you're ready to say "Adiós", rest assured, you'll have special memories and keepsakes to treasure.