Relay of the Royal Guard in the Royal Palace of Madrid

Relay of guard in palace

Solemn relay of the Royal Guard

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All the tradition and beauty of this select unit of the Armed Forces

It is held in the Plaza de la Armería of the Royal Palace of Madrid in the image of what was done daily in the times of Alfonso XII and Alfonso XIII. Stands are set up in the enclosure to see lancers and halberdiers, soldiers and artillery pieces with ammunition racks parade. More than 400 people and 100 horses stage the spectacular and colorful changing of the guard, an act lasting about 50 minutes accompanied by the music unit. Admission is free through the Puerta de Santiago.
Check the dates and times of the changing of the guard events, especially the Solemn Changing of the Royal Guard. More information in http://www.guardiareal.org/ .