The Changing of the Guard at the Palacio Real

There is a changing of the guard ceremony at the Palacio Real every Wednesday at 11 am every week, unless there is very inclement weather. This colorful ceremony is meant to encourage more tourism in Madrid.

Also, on the first Wednesday of the month at noon (except in August and September), there is a more complicated ceremony that lasts 40 minutes, with a participation of 450 people and 105 horses.