Felipe V founds the Royal Tapestry Factory in Madrid, close to the Puerta de Santa Bárbara. The Vandergoten family, a generation of Flemish artisans oversee the management of the works.
The factory adds its first high-wrap looms to increase production capacity and increase the quality of the tapestries.
Francisco de Goya delivers his first series of pasteboards for tapestries.
Alfonso XII authorises the demolition of the first Royal Tapestry Factory building to build a new one on the extension of the city.
The looms are transported to the new factory in Atocha. The Neo Mudejar style building was designed by the Royal Palace's First Architect, José Segundo de Lema.
After a period of difficulties due to competition with the now extinct Gremios Foundation, the factory recovers the status of “Royal Factory”.
The RTF acquires that status of Foundation. The management is assumed by the Board of Trustees, comprised of public administrations and number of individual trustees.
The building is declared a Site of Cultural Interest by the Regional Government of Madrid.
The headquarters of the Royal Tapestry Factory is selected within the Industrial Heritage Plan by the Spanish Institute of Historic Heritage
The Rey Balduino Foundation grants the Royal Tapestry Factory the “Belgian Heritage Overseas Prize” in 2017.
Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain to the Royal Tapestry Factory to mark the occasion of its tercentenary.