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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
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No

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 bridge with fireworks!

We had bussed over from Pest to see the Buda sites. We walked the bridge back to Pest. It is a charming old bridge, pedestrian walkways off the road so getting across the river is... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had bussed over from Pest to see the Buda sites. We walked the bridge back to Pest. It is a charming old bridge, pedestrian walkways off the road so getting across the river is possible. The stats on the bridge are impressive. The highlight for us was watching the technicians wiring the fireworks for the St Stephen's Day display... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The bridge is unique and adds beauty to the whole city. This looks great at night with all the lights.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely bridge. What more can I say! A must if visiting Budapest. Can take some super pictures of it and from it!

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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most reviews of Budapest say you must see this bridge. While it looks great at night the bridge itself is not that unusual. It is not like Tower Bridge in London or Brooklyn Bridge in New Your or the Sydney Harbour Bridge. I was expecting lovers padlocks or something given the great reviews. It does have some character and is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful view of Chain Bridge, especially in the evening when it is lit up. You can also walk across it to the Buda side. Great view of chain bridge from Buda Castle Hill as well.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Subject says it all. Dont expect anything like the Karols bridge in Prague...Another old bridge which is longer and bigger for sure but that's it. It is a must see mainly because you have to use it to get to the other part of the city.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Like the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, Budapest has the Chain Bridge. Great looking suspension bridge that has connected Buda and Pest since 1849. You will recognize it the minute you see it. Spend some time and walk out to the middle and soak in the charm of both sides of... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is maybe the most beautiful bridge across the river. It is very interesting, especially at night when its illumination makes it even prettier.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

at the end of the day it's just a bridge but that said it is a very nice example, each of the bridges across the danube is a little different which is nice and you can normally see 3 or 4 from most points on the river

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Having used the tram to travel alongside the Danube, I departed in Buda and walked across the Chain Bridge to Pest on the North Bank. The snow was falling. How exciting to walk across this magnificent bridge over the grey Danube in snow. I felt privileged, made all the more so by meeting a poor, freezing hunched beggar and being... More 

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