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After the museum I visited an amphitheater of Niemeyer located in the edges of the lake and took an Uber and came back to Planalto Palace. When I arrived it was the end of ceremony of the swap of the guards and there were some tourists taking photos, but I lost it.
In fact when I visited this famous palace I became surprise to know there are two different guards taking care of the place. The most famous one is the "Dragons of the Independence battalion" Calvary, created as a personal honor guard of Portuguese king when he was obligated to move to Rio de Janeiro in 1808, this guard became the one responsable to take care of our first emperor and it was with him when he proclaimed the independence. When the emperor was gone the famous uniform was swapped and in 1927 it was restored as a symbol of Brazil and the guard used it again.
These guards I am showing in this photo aren't so famous in the events, they are members of Caxias Battalion, infantry, created in 1823 and participated of independence war and the Cisplatina war, they were extinct in 1831 when the first emperor abandoned the power and recreated in 1933 . In the bellow link you can see the Dragons of Independence, the most famous battalion, in their typical uniforms during an event of swap of guards:

http://www.rotamogiana.com/2011/01/troca-da-guarda-o-povo-brasileiro.html
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Depois de ter visitado aquele museu fui até a beira do lago ver um anfiteatro criado por Niemeyer. Então tomei um Uber e fui parara no Palácio do Planalto, onde estava terminando a cerimônia da troca da guarda, a qual eu perdi.
Quando visitei o palácio fiquei surpreso ao saber que na verdade existem dois batalhões que cuidam do lugar, o mais famoso deles é o dos Dragões da Independência, que era a guarda de honra criada pelo rei de Portugal quando chegou ao Rio em 1808 e que depois serviu de guarda de honra para o imperador Pedro I, esse batalhão estava com ele durante a proclamação da independência e teve o uniforme mudado quando ele partiu. Em 1927 restauraram o uniforme como símbolo do Brasil.
Já os guardas que vemos na foto são membros do Batalhão Caxias, criado em 1823 e que lutaram na guerra da independência e na guerra da Cisplatina. Atuaram até 1831 quando o batalhão foi extinto, mas foi recriado em 1933.
Veja as fotos dos Dragões da Independência durante a troca da guarda nesse link abaixo:

http://www.rotamogiana.com/2011/01/troca-da-guarda-o-povo-brasileiro.html

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  • Copyright: Jorge Dias (jmdias) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13026 W: 174 N: 26983] (115186)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2021-10-10
  • Exposure: f/0.2, 1/21 seconds
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2022-05-27 1:57
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