An ancient legend tells that the waves threw a shipwrecked man on Zarautz beach. It was 1572. The stranger was taken care of by the owners of the Palace of Narros and they lodged him the Blue Room as he recovered.
Legend has it that the castaway was a fugitive Huguenot, who, after the massacre carried out by Catholics on the night of St. Bartolome in Paris, tried to escape from France. He left La Rochelle, heading for England in a galleon, but a strong storm in the Bay of Biscay thwarted his trip.
The shipwrecked man worsened and in his fevered delirium he cursed and denied the Catholic faith. He died in the Blue Room, without receiving the holy sacraments. It was August 23, day of San Bartolome. It's said that his screams can still be heard in the Palace and that if we are attentive, the paintings are trying to tell us what happened.
It was Luis Coloma, the Jesuit writer, who recovered this legend in 1912. In a story he narrates his own experience in the Blue Room of the Palace of Narros. He says it was a mysterious night in which he felt a ghostly presence accompanied by screams that caused him real panic.
In 2018, recalling the legend of the Blue Room, we wanted to built a hotel. But the mysteries of the Blue Room remain. Are you willing to discover, who, how and why did someone kill the shipwrecked man?
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