In most of South America the changing of the guard happens at noon, but Uruguay has always been a little bit different. Instead of the classic changing of the guard ceremony the flag removal at the end of the day is the big spectacle in Montevideo. Just like the changing of the guard in other countries, the taking down of the Uruguayan flag is a bit of a spectator’s sport. One can hardly justify taking down a flag without first having a band, marching soldiers and a ceremony can they? This event takes place in the old square of Montevideo every day at sunset. Be sure to pack your camera because you are sure to get some good shots.