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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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It's a bridge, it's nice.

This is a bridge across the Danube, it is probably better in photographs that photographing from. The walkways are a bit narrow on either side, with blind corners and many... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

Nicely kept in a good state. It's a good example of early heavy metal works, all rivitted and bolted. It's well restored after the 2nd ww and treated with respect to the antique details.

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

This is a bridge across the Danube, it is probably better in photographs that photographing from. The walkways are a bit narrow on either side, with blind corners and many bicyclists.

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Novara, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

We walked both sides at night and the views are stunning. The bridge looks nice when the lights are turned on. Very busy with selfie takers so be careful.

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Ry, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Both day and night we loved the view of the bridge. Is nicely lightened at night. You can walk over the bridge.

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

This bridge is very old as witnessed by the darkness of the sandstone which has absorbed many years of soot and smog. From here you can take in sweeping views of the Danube, as well as views of cruise ships, Buda, and Pest. Take you time as you walk across and take in all that Budapest had to offer. Lovely

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

A bridge is a bridge I say and I feel this is really no exception. It looks nice, its nice for taking pictures and its free but can't really say its anything more than that to a tourist like me. It is however even nicer to look at from the top of the hill in Budapest with the statue on... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Design of bridge visible as you walk along creaks and moans a little thousands of steel links forming the bridge beautiful lighting at nighttime

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Hey, it's part of the charm and history of Budapest and you can get 3 minutes worth of information on design etc. but it's still a bridge. Go over it and enjoy Buda....

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Caloundra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Not sure what the big deal is about this bridge other than the convenience of linking the two sides of the city. Nothing really spectacular IMHO compared to others in Europe.

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Marlow
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Look down on it from Buda, walk over on both sides of it, get a boat under it, take the Number 16 bus to drive over it. It looks great from everywhere. A reconstruction after the war, alas, but it makes the Budapest riverfront very special. Visit Marlow when you get back to the England and see its smaller brother,... More 

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