The Royal Tapestry Factory is an institution founded in 1720 and devoted to the handmade production of tapestries,rugs and wallrugs. Tapestries and rugs from this place can be seen in every palace of the Spanish crown,as well as in other national and international institutions. King Felipe V decide to found this factory in order to make Spanish palaces more comfortable. Many artists started to paint cardboard and drafts for their tapestries. Tapestries made by Goya can be admired in several museums. Today, the factory continues with handmade production as well as training new craftsmen. It also works as a foundation that preserves documentation of the historical legacy, looks after Spanish historical heritage and restores rugs and tapestry.
We will also have our classical coffeebreak at cafeteria Panaria, Avenida ciudad de Barcelona,110 after the visit.
When:Thursday 20th April from 11.00 am till 13.30 p.m.
Where:Real Fabrica de Tapices, Calle Fuenterrabia,2 28014 Madrid
Metro:Menendez Pelayo linea 1
Train: Madrid Atocha
Parking: Maria Cristina, Paseo de la Reina Cristina,24