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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 September 30, 2014 NEW

The oldest bridge in the city. Originally it was built for the Pest (the Eastern part of the city) citizens could cross the Danube more easily to go to the Castle and the Castle area. So both the circumstances in which it was built, both the bridge itself are a part of history. It looks very nice from both sides... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

This bridge goes over the Danube river, linking Buda and Pest together. it only takes 5 minutes to walk from one side to another and is a beautiful site at night as it is all lit up

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

OK, so its a bridge. However, the architecture is interesting and the views fantastic. Take a walk. You won't be disappointed. We were there during a festival and the bridge was closed to traffic - an even better time to walk over the Danube on the Chain Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

The Chain Bridge is a focal point of Budapest connecting the two parts of the city. Everything in the city is within walking distance of this historic bridge. Walk across if and admire the lions guarding the entrance and its ornate ironwork. Great for taking panoramic photos of the castle, parliament and the other bridges on the Danube.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

Nothing special here, but just a very nice relic and stunning bridge, that offers great vues over the Dunabe, and is a part of the cities history. If you don't walk this bridge there is something very wrong on your Budapest tour

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Links the Buda and Pest parts of the city. Imposing landmark. Walked across the bridge one day, cycled over it the next. Great views of the Hungarian National Gallery on one side and the Parliament on the other. Must do when in Budapest.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

We walk over this bridge. Its takes 7minutes. Then we take smaal-bus(blue) number 16 staitgh to mammut shopping center ( is alsso good if you want to go up !

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A solid yet attractive suspension bridge with stone arches at each side At night-time there are lightbulbs on its outline which accentuate its beauty. It has huge lions at each side and it links from the beautiful Gresham Palace (Four Seasons hotel) and the tunnel under Buda Castle.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

Not the most attractive of bridges but certainly special, especially when viewed from the river, and can be appreciated best underneath and then at night.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

I always dreamed about watching the 20/08 Fireworks live, so I've got my chance in 2014. We watched it from the Erzsébet bridge. It was a great show and a great view of the Chain Bridge.

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