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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 261 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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

With impressive architecture, good views and a great look when lit up at night there's not much to say against the Chain Bridge, whilst it's good at really giving that feeling of connecting Buda and Pest. It's certainly good to include in a visit but it's nonetheless extreme to say that this is a must given that, at the end... More

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

A neat piece of engineering opened almost 200 years ago. Walk across the bridge, take in the sights and activities on the river, then hop on the funicular for the ride up Castle Hill. The bridge looks great at night when lit up.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

The Nazis destroyed this critical bridge during WW2 because of it's strategic importance to the Americans and their allies but it was rebuilt in it's former glory after the war. It's majestic, old world and walking across and back let's you know you're really in Budapest. It's free and there's plenty of sidewalk, just watch out for the bicyles!

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

I walked over the chain bridge with a free walking tour, which i would suggest, that way you get the history of the bridge and the legends that go with it! Other then that, it's just another very pretty bridge!

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Salem
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

Superb views, great to watch the evening embrace the city. Steady people tide during the day, evening is not as busy.

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Walked over this bridge after coming down from The fishermans bastion,You get a very nice view of the river from it and the method of construction may interest some people but there is nothing going on on the bridge itself unlike some other bridges I have visited in other cities(Charles bridge in Prague for example) It is lit up very... More

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Jersey City, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Cross the bridge from Pest to hilly Buda, climb up Castle Hill (the walk up is totally manageable but the funicular is available for those who prefer not to walk) for spectacular view of the Danube.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Just walk through the bridge during a hot summer night and be mesmerized by one of the most beautiful city on Earth!

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Nis, Serbia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Well, the bridge itself is nothing spectacular, though it is one of the main sights in Budapest. It is nice walk across it on a nice day. You can have a good photos of church and castle on top of the hill from there.

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Karachi Pakistan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

We walked across this bridge and apart from the construction and architecture of this bridge the views are definitely spectacular. Be mindful of the fact that it might be a bit too crowded during the day but walking to the other side you can take an almost vertical train up to the castle area. Recommended!

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