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San Idelfonso Glass

The products created in The Royal Factory of San Ildefonso's Crystals, such as oil lamps, chandeliers, hanging objects and even optical products, are known the world over.

-Glass from the Farm, 18th and 19th centuries:
Several rooms make up this exhibition, which has more than 350 pieces of different types and decorations.

-European glass, 16th to 19th centuries:
Collection of European bottles and containers, some with an identification seal of the proprietor, the manufacturer or the merchant, with some contributions from other continents, destined for all different types of uses.

-Contempory artistic glass:
Glass pieces carried out by artists from our times, using different creative and technical conceptions with work by creators from other countries.

-Temporary exhibitions:
Exhibitions on historic and contemporary glass from different countries and cultures are organised.

-Scientific glass:
Pieces from laboratories and chemists, in varied forms designed for a whole host of uses are on show.

-Technological exhibition:
The Nave de Hornos and the Central Patio contain a technological exhibition. There are three concepts: the shape, the material and the use.

Different types of machinery from the 18th to 20th centuries, instruments, raw materials, materials, pieces and casts can be seen in varied stages and when transformed into glass. In the Pirámide de Cristal of the Cúpula Oeste there is a sample of the historic casts which complete the collection

-Mirror theatre:
In the interior there are triangular mirrors, in the centre there is an historic amphora of the Real Fábrica.

-Ovens workshops audiovisual:
The craftsmen and glassmakers can be seen at work in the ovens and workshops. In the audiovisual room films are shown about different themes related to the world of glass.

 

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