Famous tapestries

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Belfries Belfrie of Oudenaarde: The tapestries hanging in the Lower Cloth Hall and the adjacent Cloth Hall building represent an art form that brought the city fame between about the 15th-18th centuries
Blenheim Palace Series of 10, made in Brussels, depicting the battles in the Wars of the Spanish Succession by the 1st Duke of Marlborough
Burgos Cathedral A number of Flemish tapestries
El Escurial The monastery of San Lorenzo, main beneficiary of that Royal collection, still has a rich collection of tapestries. Many of them from Bayeau and Goya and a few from Watteau. (Until recently they couldn't be visited)
Golden Mountains of Altai The 5th century BC Pazyryk carpet, a product of an Achaemenid carpet production centre, was discovered in 1949 in the Altai Mountains.
Guimarães Palace of the Dukes of Braganza: "In its vast collection, are the tapestries of Pastrana, which narrate some of the events in North African conquests, attributed to Nuno Gonçalves ... and a collection of Flemish tapestries by Peter Paul Rubens, among others"
Istanbul Numerous Seljuk carpets
Kraków Tapestries in the cathedral and in the castle
Kronborg Castle 40 King's Tapestries (1580) displaying no less than 113 historic Danish kings ("To reach such a high number, Frederik II included all sorts of legendary kings"). 14 have survived, 7 are still in the castle
Mont-Saint-Michel Depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry
Mudejar Architecture of Aragon La Seo Cathedral in Zaragoza has a large and valuable collection of Flemish and French tapestries which used to be displayed inside the cathedral
Paris, Banks of the Seine 105 carpets prepared by Le Brun for the Louvre
Paseo del Prado and Buen Retiro The Prado has a rich tapestry collection, most of which is of Royal origin. It includes almost all the important works of tapestry from Goya.
Rammelsberg and Goslar Goslar - Margaretendecke (1440) at St. Annenhaus
Santiago de Compostela The Santiago Cathedral Museum houses "tapestries by Rubens, Teniers, Josédel Castillo or Goya"
Strasbourg Strasbourg Cathedral
Upper Middle Rhine Valley Koblenz: the elector's former palace is now a museum; among other curiosities, it contains some fine Gobelin tapestries. (Wiki)
Vatican City Tapestries by Rafael in the Sistine Chapel
Westminster Westminster Abbey is depicted in the Bayeux Tapestry


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