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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 #18 of 271 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The bridge was destroyed in 1945. Today it reigns as the focus of much of the life of Buda and Pest. We walked across, which is the way to do it.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Because it was the St. Stephen's celebration while we were there the bridge was closed to cars and became a pedestrian walkway, very cool!

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

The bridge is definitely worth strolling across during the day. You get a great view of some of the grand buildings towering over you. We went back at night when the bridge looks very nice and equally so do the buildings in Buda and in Pest.

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Jerusalem, Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

Bridge is easily accessible and great spot for taking pictures. Nice for either walking or bike-riding.

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Croatia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

It really is O.K., it is striking but really nothing more. You should see it, mostly because the view from the middle of the bridge is fantastic. But it is semi pedestrian, there are cars speeding around, it's noisy and nothing like, for example, Charles bridge in Prague which is totally stunning, romantic, traffic free and has a soul.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

It has history behind it and is the most important bridge to get from Buda to Pest or vice versa. It is well lit at night. We crossed it in the evening once and had good view of the Danube. But at other times, especially in the mid day sun it is better to use the bus.

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Stuttgart, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

... the name "chain" comes from the person who initiated the building of the bridge, Szechenyi. The bridge quite beautiful, definetly walk across it and stop by at night to take a photo or two.

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Klippan, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Amazing structure which was built more than hundred years ago. Was considered a world wonder at that time. Read about the history and the mythe involved with this bridege. Illuminated bridge at dusk gives an awesome picture for entusisastic photographers.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

We walked all the bridges in Budapest. Incredible experience in an unforgettable city. Take your camera and also watch the cruise ships as they come in to dock.

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Dallas, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 NEW

This bridge is nice and all, but it's LONG because the Danube is so wide, and it's bustling with traffic. We walked the bridge but would just take Bus #16 if we were going to do it again. Nice from afar, but nothing you have to get up real close to in order to enjoy!

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