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XVI in Spain

San Borondon

Legend - told by Philip Dainton

The island of San Borondon, is believed to be the 8th Canary Island, a “Ghost Island” that appears and disappears, and is only visible under certain conditions. This Lost Island is not visible most of the time but for centuries people have confirmed sightings of the island. Even in modern times, both locals and visitors have claimed to have caught a glimpse of this mysterious island.

Since its capture by medieval cartographers, the European name is the “Island of San Brandan”. Leonardo Torriani was commissioned by Philip II to fortify the Canary Islands in the 16th Century and describes its size and location. The island is believed to be located 220 km west-southwest of La Palma, others claim the island is located directly between La Palma, El Hierro and La Gomera.

San Borodon, meaning “still to be won” is a fitting name for this legendary mythical island.

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