During the eighteenth century, The Spanish Royal Family ordered the construction of different Royal Factories in Spain with the intention of boosting economy. Some of them were destroyed forever and others such as The Royal Tapestry Factory were fortunately preserved for centuries.
Here visitors can admire hand-woven tapestries and carpets of exceptional artistic value. The famous painter Francisco de Goya worked for the Royal Tapestry Factory during seventeen years designing patterns for tapestries: some of these designs are exhibited at the Prado Museum and at The Royal Monastery of El Escorial. Currently, The Royal Tapestry Factory elaborates carpets and tapestries for special events and restores antique pieces.
Royal Tapestry Factory
- Address: Calle de Fuenterrabía 2
- Metro Station: 1 Atocha / 1 Menendez Pelayo
- Prices: General 4€/ Reduced 3€
- Opening Hours: Monday-Friday: from 10:00 to 14:00 Closed on weekends & holidays
- Website: www.realfabricadetapices.com/