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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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Conciertos por el III Centenario de la Real Fábrica de Tapices: Recital de canto y piano

Presentamos el último concierto del ciclo dedicado al III Centenario de la Real Fábrica de Tapices: Recital de canto y piano. En esta ocasión, el programa recorre piezas líricas para piano y voz de autores de renombre de los siglos XIX y XX, de la ma [...]

Conciertos por el III Centenario Real Fábrica de Tapices: Música de cámara con piano de los siglos XIX y XX

Continuamos el ciclo musical celebrado por el lIII Centenario de la Real Fábrica de Tapices en colaboración con la Facultad de Música de la Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio y el Centro de Alto Rendimiento Musical. Los ciclos se ordenarán según las etap [...]

“Stabat Mater” de Pergolesi en la Real Fábrica de Tapices

Con motivo de la conmemoración del III Centenario de la Real Fábrica de Tapices, organizamos un ciclo de conciertos de música clásica con la colaboración de la Facultad de Música de la Universidad Alfonso X El Sabio y el Centro de Alto Rendimiento Mu [...]

VIRTUAL TOUR

 

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

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