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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

Over the Danube | Between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary (Várkerület)
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Ranked #21 of 290 Attractions in Budapest
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Type: Bridges
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

Just walk over from Buda to Pest or vice versa. The Funicular and Tunnel are at one end for going up the hill to The National Gallery. Good views of the Danube when crossing so it's nice to walk it.

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014 NEW

The bridge is so beautiful that you think you are floating over the Danube and you can listen your heart singing Blue Danube... From my room window I've spent moments looking at this bridge... During the night, with the lights on, it's still more beautiful! I'm , really, fond of Budapest...

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Dallas, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The Chain Bridge is the most famous, but the bridges connecting the two cities are grand. Shopping it available at the foot of each bridges.

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

When you go across the bridge, it's uninteresting and actually could do with a good clean, but from a distance it's a stunner of a construction, especially at night, or at twilight as it lights up first green then white. Obviously a 'classic' sight to see in Budapest.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014 NEW

The most storied of the Budapest bridges, I crossed it a couple of times, just to be able to say I have done it.

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Cape Coral, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

Definitely a walk over the bridge is required when you visit Budapest. The view from the bridge is breathtaking. As you tour the city, you will definitely cross this bridge many times.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014 NEW

It's worth walking over the bridge during the day to take views up to buda and of the river. It's also worth walking over the bridge at night to see it lit up. Very beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Lovely Bridge and it gives a great view of Buda & Pest. I thought it looked familiar - and it does it is just like the Bridge in Marlow and designed by the same chap! Walk across it from Pest to Buda and up to the Fishermens' Bastion or onto the islands

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Opened in the mid-1850, this suspension bridge connects the cities of Buda with Pest. It is a beautiful structure that offers a way to walk from either the Buda side and Castle Hill to the Pest side with its numerous boulevards and shopping. It provides both a pedestrian walkway (on the sides) and vehicle traffic in the center. It is... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's a nice place to visit but only when dark outside and the lights are lit on the bridge. During the day you see it's just another big bridge over a wide river and European

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