Mundaka is a coastal town in the Basque Country. It is known for its excellent surfing conditions due to the waves lapping in from the Bay of Biscay. A very picturesque place is the chapel of St. Catherine.
During the Middle Ages it was an important center of the Biscay County. The oldest temple in the region was located here, as well as one of the seats of the counts and the place where the local parliament met. A memento of those times is the Church of St. Mary, which dates back to the 10th century. It was significantly expanded in the Gothic style at the beginning of the 16th century, and then in the 19th century it underwent a neoclassical reconstruction and the addition of a tower.
One of the landmarks in Mundaka is the chapel of St. Catherine. Built in the 19th century, it fits beautifully into the landscape and is one of the most photographed places in this part of the coast.
Until the 1960s, Mundaka remained on the outskirts of tourism. It was only the spread of surfing fashion that made the city one of the leading holiday destinations on the coast of the Basque Country. The local long waves are appreciated by surfers, and the city was also the site of the first surfing competition in Europe.
The Mundaki Center is centered around the Port. Fishing and excursion boats as well as private yachts are moored here. The Old Town with compact, traditional buildings and the Mundaka Beach surrounded by rocky slopes are nearby. The place of rest is a park with recreational and picnic areas.