Royal Tapestry Factory
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|Royal Tapestry Factory|
Spanish: Real Fábrica de Tapices
|Official name: Real Fábrica de Tapices|
The factory was founded by Philip V after Spain lost its Belgian territories, and their tapestry workshops, as a result of the Peace of Utrecht. The project was one of a number of mercantilist initiatives undertaken in the eighteenth century in the Madrid area to supply luxury goods.
The factory still produces traditional tapestries and carpets. The building dates from the nineteenth century and is itself is of historical interest. It was declared Bien de Interés Cultural in 2006.
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