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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

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Address: Over the Danube | Between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Description: Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the...
Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the Hungarian section of the Danube and is now considered to be one of the city's major landmarks.
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Just a bridge. There may be history but I don't know it. For walking it is a nice bridge to walk on. on the Pest side it ends right at Gresham Palace and a huge statue! FREE... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

You will probably pass this bridge anyway but I think it is a bit overrated. Nice bridge but definitely not world class.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Just a bridge. There may be history but I don't know it. For walking it is a nice bridge to walk on. on the Pest side it ends right at Gresham Palace and a huge statue! FREE to cross.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The nicest bridge of all in Budapest, nice to see and nice to walk if the weather allows it, the distance it is walkable and at the end of each side there are places to see. On the Pest side you are facing a park with statues in front of Gresham Palace, and on the Buda side you face the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

Perfect and by far most beautifil bride in Budapest. You make know that Budapest actualy have 8 bridges and in my own opinnion this was the best one.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

During the summer, it's clear that plenty of young people enjoy to sit on the green structure of the bridge for a drink. The structure is about 5ft high at its lowest point and I have NO idea how anyone manages to get up onto it. It looked like a fun place to sit until one night my friend tried... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Lovely bridge with nice lion statues, which are very "photogenic". It's the perfect place for a walk during the sunset. There you can enjoy both the Pest and Buda sides, checking the Parliament at the distance and Budapest's Castle in the Buda's Hill.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

It's a narrow bridge, two lanes. To us the Lions make the difference in being "just a bridge" to something exceptional. Protecting the crossing from invaders? It leads from near the Parliament, arguably the most beautiful building of it's kind in the World to the Buda side.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Similar to the bridge in Venice and overlooks the Danube River. Walk across to old town Pest and see the Parliament building and old ruins.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

One of the main symbols of Hungary It is quite beautiful although busy from passing traffic. If your really into your bridges you can find the original (much smaller/less interesting) bridge in Windsor, England

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Beautiful view of the city. Transit takes you over the bridge but it is worth the walk. great to see boats going by and birds on the Danube.

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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