The Royal Tapestry Factory is an institution founded in 1720, and devoted to the handmade production of tapestries, rugs, and wall rugs. Tapestries and rugs from the Royal Factory can be seen in every palace of the Spanish Crown: Royal Palace, Palace of El Pardo, Palace of la Granja de San Ildefonso, Aranjuez Palace, Riofrío Palace, Reales Alcázares, Pedralbes Palace, and many other national and international institutions which have opted to decorate with tapestries or rugs made at the Royal Tapestry Factory.
King Felipe V decided to found said tapestry and rug factory in order to make the Spanish palaces more comfortable, which until that time had been austere. Because of the factory, many artists started to paint cardboard and drafts for their tapestries. Tapestries made by Goya, for example, can be admired in several museums. Today, the factory continues on with the handmade production of tapestries, rugs, and wall rugs, as well as training new craftsmen. It also functions as a foundation that preserves the documentation and disclosure of the historical legacy, looks after Spanish historical heritage, and restores rugs and tapestry.