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Real Fabrica de Tapices

Calle Fuenterrabia 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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Interesting and Unique

Tours are given in several languages and it's very interesting and unique to watch actual... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
jnjdougan
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Phoenix, Arizona
Hidden Gem in Madrid! Great place to visit

The Real Fabrica de Tapices (Royal Tapestry Factory) is an amazing place. It is not a museum per... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Bill R
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Toronto, Canada
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Calle Fuenterrabia 2, 28014 Madrid, Spain
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"atocha station"
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"interesting tour"
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"metro stop"
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"great place to visit"
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"royal palace"
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"weavers"
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"looms"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Tours are given in several languages and it's very interesting and unique to watch actual tapestries be designed and wolven. It' a fascinating craftsmanship that's hard to find. All of our group enjoyed the wonderful experience!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The Real Fabrica de Tapices (Royal Tapestry Factory) is an amazing place. It is not a museum per se, although during the guided visit (only way to visit) you will see some amazing works of tapestry. The Real Fabrica de Tapices is a working factory...More

Thank Bill R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is not per se a museum, the only access is via guided tours lasting about 1 hour. If you prefer to have a tour in English, you'll have to book ahead. My Spanish is pretty good and I had no trouble understanding the docent...More

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

We took the guided tour in English and it was exceptional. It was incredible to see the weavers at work and learn the history of the factory. Highly recommend it!

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Reviewed 24 April 2018

You have to book in advance for this attraction and be careful to allow time for finding it, but it is worth the effort. I learnt a lot about making carpets and tapestries, but what really amazed me was watching the craftspeople in their painstaking...More

1  Thank oldtrouthampshire
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Reviewed 28 March 2018

What a treat: one of only two tapestry factories left in the world, the Real Fábrica is an oft-overlooked museum in a city rife with them. Surviving thanks to private commissions in its tapestry and carpet divisions, the building itself has been in use since...More

1  Thank cmgaa
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Reviewed 25 March 2018

Located a short walk from Atocha Station, near to the Madrid Pantheon is the fascinating Real Fabrica de Tapices where tapestries are still produced using looms dating from the 18th century by highly skilled artisans (18 years to become a master weaver). Went on the...More

1  Thank Tunku41
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

We had visited here on our first trip to Madrid five years ago, but I wanted to return. I had just spent quite some time with Goya's tapestry cartoons in the Prado, and it was the perfect connection. An email in advance to reserve a...More

2  Thank abcfox
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Reviewed 28 January 2018

This is a Factory' not to be missed. Established by the King of Spain after Belgium was lost to Holland in the 80 years war and skilled Flemish weavers were enticed to come to Madrid to make tapestries for the Royal Family of Spain. Tour...More

1  Thank Montparnasse71
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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

This museum is a hidden gem in Madrid. It is a foundation that makes and restores tapestries and carpets both modern and antique. It is I rare and fascinating insight into real Spanish Culture and history. It is near Atocha Station an easy ride on...More

3  Thank Karen F
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Like the other reviewer, we just showed up during their public hours and got a fantastic tour. They do not have a shop. But they sell a very nice book about the place. The shop only does commissions at about €10,000 per... More
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