HOSPICE (HOUSE OF HERMITS)
Attached to the sanctuary we have the buildings of the old hospice, mansions of the sixteenth and seventeenth with renaissance neoclassical style, today completely restored for the private offices of hermits, a bar serving food and cooking and some adjoining rooms on the top floor for meetings and other activities. It still has very good condition the old kitchen with a fireplace that has a large stone vault.
One of these rooms contains a mosaic of majolica made, according to recent studies of Teresa Tosas Jordà, in the Royal Factories of Valencia in the late eighteenth or early nineteenth centuries by the painter Joan Bru i Planchà, which represents the battle of Lepanto. There is a relationship between the Virgin of Remedies and such battle occourred on 7 October 1571, the Festivity of Our Lady of Remedies, which invoked D. Juan de Austria after attributing the victory.
The mosaic, despite having taken place twice, is kept in good condition, needing only a small restoration. Surely it was part of the original pavement of the chapel, with the rest of mosaic also kept in the same room and in the chapel choir. It's certainly the most valuable of the old chapel.
Also interesting is the gateway to this room, a door with carved wooden geometric ornaments in old gothic style.