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Solemne change of guards Palacio Real

2 February 2022 @11:30 am - 1:00 pm

Solemn changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace is an event one should see at least once. The palace sentinels (two on foot and two on horseback) dressed in gala uniforms – blue, white and red – similar to those used by the Spanish army in the times of Alfonso XIII, carry out a relay every 30 minutes, accompanied by a fife (very high-pitched piccolo used in military bands) and a drum that interpret military marches, following the orders and regulatory voices.

In addition, every 10 minutes and not coinciding with the changing of the sentinels on foot, the sentinels on horseback move in front of the façade , along to the orchestra , and the artillery commands .

The act lasts approximately 50 minutes, A spectacular staging of the relay as it was done in the times of Kings Alfonso XII and Alfonso XIII. This activity is outdoor , and there will be no seating.

Please RSVP to activities@incmadrid.org before January 31

Location: We will meet outside of Cafe de Oriente , plaza de Oriente 2( near Palacio Real), we will start moving towards view point at 11:30.


2 February 2022 @ 11:30 am 1:00 pm