Eyes left … Military precision of the Chilean Presidential Palace Guard
A 30 piece military band accompanies the changing guards
Every second day at 10:00am for around half an hour, an impressive Changing of the Guard ceremony
takes place in front of the Presidential Palace (La Moneda Palace
) in the centre of zesty Santiago
. It is quite a spectacle – a brass band, soldiers with swords and rifles, yelled instructions, precision marching and lots of ceremonial goings-on.