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Famous tapestries

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Connected Sites

  • Arles
  • 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  Link
  • 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
  • Cracow: Tapestries in the cathedral and in the castle
  • 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
  • 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 Link
  • 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
  • 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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