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Palácio de Belém

Afonso de Albuquerque Square
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Changing of the guard ceremony Lisbon  Portugal

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Changing of the guard ceremony

I stumbled across Lisbon's changing of the guard ceremony by accident but it's been taking place outside Belém Palace for over a century.

Because of the need to block the roads to traffic during the elaborate proceedings, the full spectacle only happens on the 3rd Sunday of each month, at 11 am.

If you like men in uniform, brass bands, shiny swords and impressive horsemanship, it's worth stopping to watch.