The monks’ refectory is a primitive abbot home. The Eastern side of the complex was composed of a large room for ceremonies above a service floor. Today an ancient apple press has been reconstructed where the service floor used to be.
On the north side there is a covered staircase between the two buildings that made up the refectory. The staircase allowed access to the room used for ceremonies.
Large windows on the southern side let lots of natural light into the building. The first floor windows were shaped like gothic arches, while the second floor had rectangular windows. All the windows had a mullion and a central crossbar. On the south-facing exterior wall of the building there are two “buttresses” which are actually the chimneys for the upstairs fireplaces.
The walls of this room are painted in ochre red to look like beautiful, perfectly placed bricks. There are even six-petaled flowers painted in the center of each “brick.”
Upstairs, on the oriental gable wall where there was once an oratory, there are now two mural paintings from the middle of the 14th century. One shows Saint Michel slaying the dragon, the other, the Annunciation.