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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
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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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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Great way to to and from Buda and Pest

We crossed the Chain Bridge three times. The views of the Danube and the Buda hills are terrific. Walkers have their own paths; however, the constant flow of auto traffic in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

We crossed the Chain Bridge three times. The views of the Danube and the Buda hills are terrific. Walkers have their own paths; however, the constant flow of auto traffic in the center lanes detracts from the experience. It's a good shortcut between Buda and Pest and the funicular up to the hillside is right at the Buda side of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

I visited in December so nightfall came soon to the city. However, from the edge of the river the Chain Bridge makes for some cool night shots. If you're a photographer you'll want to take some profile shots at night and also set your camera up by the tunnel. You'll get some cool night shots.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

All of the bridges in Budapest are beautiful. From this bridge you can take some amazing pictures of the parliament and other beautiful buildings behind you. The architecture of this bridge is outstanding. It is fun to walk across and many people were on bicycles. Beautiful!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

I was taken in by the beauty of this incredible structure from my hotel room window. After travelling across it several times, I am still in awe of its construction. This is the main bridge joining Buda and Pest along with the other two famous Memorial (Green) Bridge and the Liberation(ty) (White) Bridge.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The bridge is very beautiful and on mu opinion is the most beautiful in Budapest. From beidfe you can see Buda Caslte, another bridge,...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Fun to cross,view the river and people watch! A great place to view the river activity,the river traffic and very convenient for lots of interesting places to visit

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015 NEW

Forget riding across the bridge in a car, bus or tram. Walk with the people of Budapest and you enjoy on the most beautiful bridges in the world. The people of Budapest were smiling on seeing us enjoying their bridge.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

The views from the bridge were absolutely stunning!! Couldn't recommend it enough to visit. You could cycle along there too- for the cyclists

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Lovely looking bridge. It's a bigger version of the bridge over the Thames at Marlow, England. There's a plaque on each bridge saying so. It's also a nice walk over the Danube.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

All the bridges are spectacular, but this one is the best. What I liked most about Budapest is the walkability and the bridges gave you a clear gauge of where you were at any time. Very easy to get around.

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Address: Over the Danube | Between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
Location: Europe  >  Hungary  >  Central Hungary  >  Budapest>  > District V / Inner City

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District V / Inner City
Discover the Inner City along the banks of the Danube, with its fashionable shops and iconic buildings. The Inner-City Parish Church and St. Stephen’s Basilica stand out as two of the finest examples of architecture in the area. If you are still hunting for more historical treats, then the ruins of the medieval city walls on Kecskeméti Utca are a must-visit while the Soviet War Memorial is also worthy of attention and relevant to Hungary’s more recent history. If shopping is on your itinerary, then be prepared: the market squares in this area are an absolute delight, particularly during the Christmas period, but even throughout the year you’ll find the latest trends in the shops on Vaci Utca.
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