It is possible to visit the very beautiful 5 ancient parishes or rural hamlets of Arrasate. One of them is Bedoña, the last to be annexed to Mondragon in 1966. Its church, dedicated to Santa Eulalia, houses charming details such as Romanesque west-facing front windows and the decoration of the inner dome representing a starry sky. The rare Plateresque relief at the entrance of the church of San Miguel of Garagartza is delightful.
The route to Aramaio crosses Gesalibar. The name relates to the streams of sulphurous water existing in the valley, which gave rise to the construction of baths or bathing establishments such as Santa Agueda which today is a psychiatric hospital and has been declared a regional monument of outstanding interest.
In Udala, the church of San Esteban rises from Romanesque origins and, in the surrounding area, other ethnographic elements such as the ancient public laundry can also be admired. But its greatest asset is its location, situated at the foot of the imposing Udalatx Mountain and the views are indeed spectacular.
The ancient parish of Uribarri has lost its rural character. Nevertheless, the church of Santa Maria de la Esperanza, with its Romanesque elements, continues to inspire great interest.
Even though it is not an ancient parish, the shrine of San Valerio, situated in the hamlet of Meatzerreka, is still worth a visit because it is a testament of the importance of the iron mining guilds, known as “venaqueros”, in Arrasate, dating back to 1434.