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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

Conferencia «La evolución histórica del escudo de España»

Inauguramos la temporada de conferencias repitiendo, por petición popular, "La evolución histórica del escudo de España", impartida por José Luis Sampedro. Esta interesante propuesta pone en relación nuestra labor como fabricante de escudos-repostero [...]

Exposición “Real Fábrica de Tapices: 300 años al servicio del Patrimonio Textil”

Con motivo de la conmemoración del III Centenario de la Real Fábrica de Tapices y con la intención de poner en valor la histórica manufactura madrileña como institución que realiza una labor imprescindible de conservación y divulgación del patrimonio [...]

Inauguración del Jardín de Interpretación Textil de la Real Fábrica de Tapices

El proyecto se ha llevado a cabo gracias al programa subvencionado por la Comunidad de Madrid y promovido por la Agencia para el Empleo del Ayuntamiento de Madrid El acto incluye una visita guiada por el jardín y una conferencia realizada por la espe [...]

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

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

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