Royal Factory of La Granja de San Ildefonso

Interesting
Founded in the reign of Philip V (although the current building dates from 1770, Charles III's time), this rare example of Spanish industrial architecture today houses the National Glass Centre and a Glass museum, displaying pieces made in situ and the original technology. The contemporary section is simply magnificent. Note the masterful transposition of Velazquez's Las Meninas onto painted glass.

Useful information

Address : 

Paseo del Pocillo 1

Phone:

+34 921 01 07 07

Price:

5 €

Opening hours

10am-3pm, Sat 10am-6pm, Sun and Bank Hols 10am-3pm - closed Mon

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