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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 #17 of 256 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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Market Harborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

One of the attractive features of Budapest is the pleasant lighting and this bridge is one of the finer examples of this. It makes for a eye-pleasing sight with the Castle as a backdrop. I was surprised at how modern it was.

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Woking, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Beautiful bridge, we must have walked over it three or four times during our visit. On our last night we joined hundreds of other couples and locked our padlock on to a railing, and plan to do the same on every visit :)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014 NEW

Go see at night looks really nice. After all it is just a bridge but its a nice bridge lol can see both sides of budapest and can get some good photos from both sides

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usvi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

We walked the bridge from Bud to Pest side. It's a great place to take pictures. Or if you want to you can hang a lock. The personal locks with peoples names are hung on the bridge. I enjoy reading them to see were some of the visitors are from. Once across the bridge on the Pest side you can... More

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Palermo, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014 NEW

No review could be able to describe this masterpiece. Try to plan your city tour in order to cross it as many times as you can, you will miss it when back home!

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Frisco, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Walking across the chain bridge affords a spectacular view of both Buda and Pest. If you cross it after 5 PM in the summer on a sunny day, the Parliament Building lights up like a fairy tale castle. In the morning Castle Hill likewise is spectacular. The view to the north is of Margaret Island, also beautiful sight.

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Ogden, UT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I loved walking across the bridge at dusk as everything was getting lit up for the evening. The city is beautiful and the bridge is one of the best views in town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

I know, it is just one more bridge over the Danube. But do not miss the chance of crossing it on foot! The views of the river and of the city on both sides are amazing. Just be careful because the walkway is shared between pedestrians and bycicles and there are some sharp corners where visibility is minimal. Not to... More

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Antwerp
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

The Chain Bridge is one of the iconic places of Budapest, and hence a must see. Architecturally pleasing to the eye, it's also one of the main links between the Buda and the Pest side of Budapest. On the Pest side the Gresham Palace faces the bridge, and on the Buda side you'll encounter the Siklo (= cog railway that... More

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Northampton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

Good site for night photography.walking along the bridge at night would give you great views of Pest side and the Parliament House.

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