Legend of Isla del Fraile (Lemoiz)

Legend of Isla del Fraile (Lemoiz)

Near the breakwater can be seen a rock in the shape of a woman about which there is an ancient legend: Many years ago, a fishermen set sail in his boat. Upon seeing that he had not returned, his wife began to go down to the port each night to wait for him.The years went by, and she gave him up for dead, and was turned to stone.

However, one day the fisherman returned. On seeing that his wife had been turned to stone, the fisherman became a friar and retired to live on an island located between Armintza and Plentzia. There, he too was turned to stone, which gave rise to the island being called Isla del Fraile (Friar’s Island).


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