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  Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain)
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      Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain)
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  • Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain) - Madrid
      Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain)
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  • Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain) - Madrid
      Changing of the Guard (Madrid, España/Spain)
    by Redang
 

La Guardia Real (the Royal Guard), is the personal guard of the King of Spain and his familiy. This is a new event, don't thing that it has been taking place for decades; maybe in the future, it will become an old tradition.

It takes place every Wednesday from 11,00 to 14,00 (11 a.m. to 2 p.m.), every 30 minutes except when official events are sheduled or bad weather.

Where: At the Puerta del Príncipe (Prince's Gate) which is otuside the Palace (Plaza de Oriente).

And every first Wednesday of the month, there is solemn Changing of the Guard (about 40 minutes) at 12,00 (noon) except August and September, official events are scheduled or bad weather.

Where: Plaza de la Armería (Armery Square).

Phone: (+34) 900 33 44 00
Website: http://www.guardiareal.org

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  • Updated May 15, 2010
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