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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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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Lovely Bridge, Great for Pedestrians and a Fabulous View!

The promenades and access to this bridge, view of it and then ultimately the views FRMON the bridge are fantastic. It's easy to cross this bridge as a pedestrian, and it... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

The promenades and access to this bridge, view of it and then ultimately the views FRMON the bridge are fantastic. It's easy to cross this bridge as a pedestrian, and it provides great views of the river and both sides! Photo opp!!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

I walked the Chain bridge 4 times even though I could have just easily taken a bus. You need to walk the bridge at day and night time beautiful view from both sides of the bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Just so lovely, we loved all of the bridges, but we went over this one to visit the castle, it is lovely what a job it must have been to build, glad they did and the scenery from it is breathtaking

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

It's worth strolling over this bridge...the first permanent stone bridge to link the two sides of the city. The Nazis destroyed it, but it was rebuilt in 1947. Great views and interesting structure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

what a construction of a bridge from 1850 so designed by engineer clark from scotland so i read. just walk across and look out both ways. the ships the water the hills the buildings. castles churches parliament and just you there being a part of it. go and see. enjoy this.

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Halstead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

This is a modern bridge and a very wide span. An interesting fact is that they had to move a church on the Pest side, sideways on wheels to get the bridge in!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015 NEW

Amazing bridge that will transfer you to previous eras.Really enjoyed this place in the city centre. Don't forget to take many photos and keep in mind to watch for the lion's tongue ;)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

This was the first bridge to link Buda & Pest! Although the original bridge was damaged during the war it is still very impressive even more so lit up on a night

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Seen it so many times in the movies. it was many know Budapest for. Great to walk across the bridge and back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

a fantastic way to cross the mighty danube river. first saw this impressive structure on my first evening in the city, all lit up like a massive horizontal christmas tree, with the busy goings on down on the river itself. i believe designed by a Brit or 2 which would be the case if its as classy as this bridge... More 

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