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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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A Beautiful Bridge Day or Night

There is no way you can visit Budapest and miss this bridge unless you don't leave your room. It's the best way to walk from the tourist area of Buda to the tourist area of Pest... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is no way you can visit Budapest and miss this bridge unless you don't leave your room. It's the best way to walk from the tourist area of Buda to the tourist area of Pest. OK It's only a bridge, but a walk over it is a must.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible design, great photo shots. So much to look at on the bridge it's self and the views beyond. But watch out for the cyclists who use the pavement as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a great history this bridge has. The best time to see the bridge is at night when it is lit and really looks gorgeous. Great way to get from the Buda to the Pest side and back.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The chain bridge connects two iconic squares of the city: Széchenyi tér and Clark Ádám tér. The first permanent Danube bridge (1849) gives its best at night: it is illuminated by hundreds of tiny light bulbs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the historic walk on the large pedestrian paths on either the south or north sides of the bridge. This bridge employed many "firsts" in steel construction when built. It is an amazing work of engineering and art --much like waking the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Very easy to traverse and crossing East to West puts you at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The history behind this bridge is amazing, from being the longest suspension bridge when first built to being virtually totally demolished in WW2. Worth walking across to see the engineering involved in its construction.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The bridge was beautiful and beautiful especially during night time. There was no traffic and it was nice to cross the bridge. The bridge seemed to be solid and safe.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

The bridge is an iconic building in Hungary and symbolises the unification of Buda and Peste. Not necessarily beautiful but striking and looks stunning when lit up at night. Worth a trip across as there are interesting things to do at both ends of it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

the best time to see this bridge is at night. The best approach is by river. But any time is good. Firs time there, there was a bridge festival going on. Great memories! Not this time, but we had a great water approach and walked across the bridge several times getting around town. My favorite bridge in Budapest.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015 NEW

The bridge is quite unique and the history of the builder and why it was originally built make the walk intriguing. Do it in the warmer weather as the wind and cold in the winter can be challenging. However in the summer with all the river boat tourists is busy. The view to either shore is quite impressive

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