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Royal Tapestry Factory
Founded in 1721

The Royal Tapestry Factory can boast of 300 years of experience in the production and restoration of rugs, tapestries and Coats of Arms.

  • 1721

    Founded by Philip V of Spain in 1721, the factory soon became a European reference for the production of luxury textiles, thanks to the close collaboration between weavers and painters of such as Mengs, Bayeu or Goya.

  • 1889

    At the end of the 19th century, the urban growth of Madrid led to the relocation of the factory to the outskirts of the city. The site chosen was a land known as the "Olivar y huerta de Atocha” (Atocha’s Olive Grove and Garden), where it is still found.

  • 1996

    In 1996, the factory became known as the Royal Tapestry Factory Foundation. It is aimed at the preservation of craftmanship, the conservation and restoration of Spain’s textile heritage and the promotion of all cultural activities that contribute to the knowledge of the art of tapestry making.

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Visits and Exhibitions in the Royal Tapestry Factory

Through its guided tour programme, The Royal Tapestry Factory offers the opportunity to see weavers at work in its living museum. In order to keep promoting the understanding and appreciation of textile arts and crafts, temporary exhibitions are organized in our headquarters and other locations.

CLOSED IN AUGUST - GUIDED TOURS FROM THE 03/09/18

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Activities seminars exhibitions

Música en la Real Fábrica de Tapices: Santa Cecilia 2020

Nos unimos a la Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio e Hinves Pianos para crear “Música en la Real Fábrica de Tapices”, proyecto que apuesta por la cultura, la formación musical y la excelencia. El próximo 27 de noviembre celebraremos en nuestra Sala Goya [...]

Madrid Otra Mirada 2020

Madrid Otra Mirada (MOM) celebrará su octava edición los próximos días 16, 17 y 18 de octubre, abriendo las puertas de 95 lugares de interés patrimonial a locales y visitantes. En estos espacios tendrán lugar 127 actividades gratuitas para celebrar e [...]

Día Europeo de la Conservación-Restauración 2020

Con motivo del Día Europeo de la Conservación-Restauración 2020, la Real Fábrica de Tapices abre las puertas de su Área de Restauración Textil al público. Ofreceremos dos visitas guiadas con un aforo de 9 personas, el jueves 8 y el viernes 9 a las 12 [...]

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

Embark on a virtual tour of the Royal Tapestry Factory’s historic infrastructure.

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