The Palácio Nacional de Belém is the official residence of Portugal's Presidents and was homes to the Portuguese Royal family from 1723 right up to the end of the monarchy in 1910. The palace is distinctively pink and one of the grandest buildings in Belém. Guards in traditional uniform stand to attention in their sentry boxes at the main gate. As a working state-building, access to the public is regulated. There are five guided tours each Saturdays. However, there is a museum adjoining the palace which has full-time opening hours. A Changing of the Guard ceremony is held at eleven o’clock on the third Sunday of each month, performed by the Belém National Palace guard of honour. The presence of the president is announced by the hoisting of the presidential flag on the palaces main façade.
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