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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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Conferencia-charla “Historia y Cuentos de La Seda”

El próximo lunes 18 de noviembre comenzamos con nuestro programa de actividades relativo a la exposición "La seda", que se podrá visitar en la Real Fábrica de Tapices hasta el 14 de febrero. La primera de ellas será la charla - conferencia del maestr [...]

Conferencia “La colección de tapices de la Catedral de Segovia y su restauración: serie Los Planetas”

Las cuatro series de tapices que posee la Catedral convierten a esta colección en un tesoro del arte textil entre los siglos XVI y XVII. Este viernes 15 de noviembre a las 19:00 la Catedral de Segovia junto con la Real Fábrica de Tapices organizan la [...]

Conferencia «La colección de tapices flamencos de la Catedral de Burgos. Tesoro del arte textil»

La Catedral de Burgos cuenta entre su patrimonio textil con una rica colección de tapices flamencos de los siglos XVI y XVII de talleres de Bruselas, Enghien y Audenarde, que muestran temas religiosos y profanos. El patrocinio del Cabildo, arzobispos [...]

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

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

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