It is a special case in the morphology of the city’s shelters since almost everything is built outside and barely sinks a meter below ground level, perhaps because the water table in the Grao area, much higher than in the city, made excavation difficult. It presents as a singularity that the roof is of curved tile, being the only one with this characteristic, and only numerous ventilation chimneys remember its function.

The interior consists of two naves about 3 meters wide, with semicircular vaults that reveal the traces of the wooden formwork with which they were built. Access is made through two rooms attached to the refuge itself that have a four-water roof. There are located the gates, one of them currently boarded up. Inside, the town's running benches for seats are also preserved.

For more than 50 years it was used as the home of a fallero commission. Until a short time it was in a very degraded environment between plots and factories in a dilapidated state. It is currently included in the Institut del Grau which, in the last extension, integrated it into the courtyard and outdoor sports facilities area of this, being now inside the fenced enclosure of the center and unused. Due to its uniqueness, it would be necessary to carry out a detailed study and establish its current level of conservation.

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Calle de Escalante, 9,
46011 Valencia