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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

Address: Over the Danube | Between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Ranked #14 of 223 Attractions in Budapest
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Fee: No
Owner description: Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the...
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
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 major landmarks.
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Yeah, so I walked across this but I wouldn't say that it is necessarily a stop you should definitely make. You can easily see it from Castle Hill, which is where it should be seen from. Walking across it wasn't anything special though. If you want a view of the Danube you can walk across any bridge there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Huge and imposing bridge across the Danube. You really appreciate just how fast the river is flowing when you look over the side!

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Yavne, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Outstanding bridge , really reminding one of the greatness of the Hungarian capital in the past and nowadays. Great view from all the high points in Buda, especially at night!

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Particularly attractive at night when it's lit up. The views from there are quite breath taking. Get a clear day and you can look at the eclectic architecture on the 'Buda' side. It rally is where east meets west.

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Dayton, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

There is no way you can visit Budapest and miss this bridge unless you don't leave your room. It's the best way to walk from the tourist area of Buda to the tourist area of Pest. OK It's only a bridge, but a walk over it is a must.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

Incredible design, great photo shots. So much to look at on the bridge it's self and the views beyond. But watch out for the cyclists who use the pavement as well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

What a great history this bridge has. The best time to see the bridge is at night when it is lit and really looks gorgeous. Great way to get from the Buda to the Pest side and back.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

The chain bridge connects two iconic squares of the city: Széchenyi tér and Clark Ádám tér. The first permanent Danube bridge (1849) gives its best at night: it is illuminated by hundreds of tiny light bulbs.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Enjoy the historic walk on the large pedestrian paths on either the south or north sides of the bridge. This bridge employed many "firsts" in steel construction when built. It is an amazing work of engineering and art --much like waking the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. Very easy to traverse and crossing East to West puts you at... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

The history behind this bridge is amazing, from being the longest suspension bridge when first built to being virtually totally demolished in WW2. Worth walking across to see the engineering involved in its construction.

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