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Real Fabrica de Tapices

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Real Fabrica de Tapices
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All reviews english tour atocha station working factory beautiful works of art guided visit great place to visit interesting tour metro stop hour tour retiro park weavers looms tapestries weaving artisan camino skilled
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Just adding to the "Living Treasure" review. It's not often that you get the chance to see highly skilled artisans at work and be given a clear and lively explanation of the intricacies involved! As you know, weaving a carpet is now mostly mechanized, but...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 21 October 2018

you have to book in advance. only 20 people per group only one tour a day in english very interstin to see the methods and work of the knitting and restuaration . not all the place is open for vists as it is dangeres for...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank segalit
Reviewed 7 October 2018

Factory is a bit misleading; this is really a workshop where highly trained and skilled artisans make tapestries, rugs and banners by hand. In late July, we attended the English tour at 12:15 p.m. All visits into the workshop are with guides. Our guide was...More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank mtkat
Reviewed 19 September 2018 via mobile

We arranged a tour via email for the English tour. The docent spoke great English and we had no issues understanding her. This is really a trip back in time as you will see how tapestries and rugs are created and repaired. Nothing new or...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank chadh514
Reviewed 20 June 2018

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!

Date of experience: June 2018
2  Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 18 June 2018

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

Date of experience: March 2018
2  Thank Bill R
Reviewed 21 May 2018

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

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank EllenMcCarthy
Reviewed 29 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!

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank 22VT
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank oldtrouthampshire
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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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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