Change of Royal Guard in the Royal Palace of Madrid
The Change of the Royal Guard in the Royal Palace of Madrid gets closer to the Population by changing its timetables.
It consist of the Change that 2 Royal Soldiers by foot and 2 Royal soldiers by horse make while wearing the formal clothes of the spanish soldiers of the XIX and XX century. Uniforms used during the Gobernment of Alfonso XII and Alfonso XIII.
Just by mentioning it by word, it looks like nothing special, but when watching it You suddenly realise that it is one of those events that make you live something from a very different Period.
It is a really symbolic and enjoyable event, but unfortunately almost none could enjoy it. Why? Because to just some days ago, the Change of the Royal Guard just took place on Wednesday from 11:00 am to 14:00 pm (except in July and August that took place from 10:00 to 12:00) when the official events in the Palace and the weather allowed its celebration. This schedule made that just the Tourist who were visiting Madrid in Wednesday were the one who could enjoy of this great event, putting aside to the daily workers of the City.
But from now on, and with the aim of getting the Royal Guard closer to the population, The Change of the Royal Guard will also take place every Saturday! Under the same conditions and schedules the Change of the Royal Guard gets closer to all those that cannot enjoy it because of their daily duties or job. From the 5 of March on, You will also be able to enjoy it every Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 and from 10:00 to 12:00 in July and August!
A great announcement for everyone, as now it can also be enjoyed during the weekend!
If You want to take a piece of what you are going to find in the Palace these days, we leave You a video with the Change of the Royal Guard that was celebrated yesterday!
We hope You enjoy it!
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Schedules: Wednesday and Saturday from 11:00 to 14:00 except in July and August (from 10:00 to 12:00)
Place: Royal Palace of Madrid (Puerta del Príncipe (In front of the Plaza de Oriente (c/Bailén)))
For more information: http://www.guardiareal.org/actividades/paradas/