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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 293 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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Dalbeattie, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014 NEW

The bridge is made of metal plates with two stone towers. Its shape is like a large version of the Bristol Suspension bridge. Definitely worth a visit particularly in the evening where the white lights reflect in the Danube.

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Lucan, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014 NEW

Nice short walk, plenty of room to pass slower walkers. Compared to other bridges in Europe and US, nothing special except it's in a great location between sights.

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Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014 NEW

Really lovely bridge and definitely worth seeing! Always really busy but the architecture is great and wonderful views!

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Melbourne, Australia
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

Many travelers have noted the extraordinary design and importance of the Chain Bridge in linking Buda and Pest. However, a stroll across the bridge also gives you a sense of just how large the Danube really is and offers different perspectives of Parliament House, the old city of Buda and the development of Pest. An easy 10 minute stroll that... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

We loved seeing. It and hearing its story for our private tour. It's worth seeing and walking on it.

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Kentucky, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This bridge, whether seen at day or night and whether seen form the Buda or Pest side of the Danube, is simply stunning. Walking across it, seen from atop Castle Hill or from Parliament, there is a different twist each time you see it. The lions guarding each side and the lights that so beautifully bathe it at night add... More

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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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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

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

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

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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