Changing of the Guard ceremonies

WHS that are locations for routine guard change ceremonies open to the public.

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Brasilia Palacio do Planalto. “There is a ceremonial changing of the guard outside the gates every hour on weekends and every two hours during the week.” (LP)
Bridgetown Ceremony performed on Thursday mornings at 11:45 in front of the Barbados Garrison.
Budapest Ceremony performed daily at noon at Buda Castle (Sandor Palace); guard change performed daily every hour on the hour at Buda Castle (Sandor Palace).
Kandy At the Temple
Kremlin and Red Square Ceremony performed daily every hour on the hour at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Ceremony performed on Saturday at noon between April and October in Cathedral Square of the Kremlin.
Lima Ceremony performed daily starting between 11:45 and noon in front of the Presidential Palace.
Prague Ceremony performed daily at noon in the first courtyard of the Prague Castle; guard change performed daily every hour on the hour at gates to the Prague Castle.
Québec Ceremony performed daily in summer at 10:00 on the parade grounds of the Citadelle.
Rabat Guards on horseback at the Mausoleum of Mohammed V, probably changed every 2hrs.
Riga Ceremony performed daily every hour on the hour in front of the Freedom Monument.
Rome Ceremony performed on Sundays at 18:00 from June to September and at 16:00 the rest of the year in front of the Quirinal Palace.
San Marino and Mount Titano Ceremony performed daily every half hour from 14:30 in summer months in front of the Palazzo Pubblico.
Tower of London Ceremonial opening performed daily at 09:00 at Middle and Byward Towers. The Word ceremony performed daily at 15:00 at Byward Tower. Ceremony of the Keys performed daily at 21:30 (requires tickets). Guard change performed daily every two hours.
Valletta "The Changing of the Guard Ceremony is held every last Friday of the month at St George's Square, Valletta."


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