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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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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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Much better to walk than drive!

Excellent views of the boats on the Danube and access and views of the castle and the Parliament buildings. There are limited eating facilities on the castle side, but access to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Excellent views of the boats on the Danube and access and views of the castle and the Parliament buildings. There are limited eating facilities on the castle side, but access to stairs and lift to the castle

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's really impressive to cross the Danube throgh this bridge. At night it's even more beautiful and impressive.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This bridge is an absolute must to walk across as it links Buda on the hill, with Pest. Walking towards Pest, you can go right up to the funicular to ride up the hill or you can walk up. It is great to stand in the middle of the bridge and watch the river 'action' on both sides as well... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Definitely should walk over the Chain Bridge (a suspension bridge) as part of any visit to Budapest. The views are breathtaking!

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Thank Eva C
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Obviously we were going to visit the chain bridge and cross it while in Budapest. We first saw it in the evening when it was lit up, it is stunning. We then crossed it the next day, was shocked how run down the bridge actually is but you get lovel views from the bridge.

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Walked over this bridge several times a day while in Budapest. Connects the Buda and the Pest areas. Walk over this and you can get to Margaret island for a great day out.Stand on the bridge day and night and see all the boats below. Sometimes the river looks calm and still other times it looks dark and gloomy.Great viewpoint... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

The Chain Bridge is a magnificent bridge over the Danube River that joins Buda and Pest. We walked across the bridge one evening and it was spectacular to see the Parliament lit up on one side of the river and Castle Hill lit up on the other side. We walked along the promenade of the river and had great views... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Bridge links the Old (Buda) with the new (Pest) side of the city over the River Danube. Like many other landmarks in Budapest, the Chain Bridge has a dramatic view at night. You can capture the guardian lion at the entrance, then walk onto the bridge. It can get a bit scary with cars whizzing by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Again, this rating is for the view at night - Budapest has an absolutely lovely 'river walk' along the Danube at night. The Chain Bridge is just one of the sights to see.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A replica I believe of the original destroyed in the 2nd world war. Take a stroll across and view both Pest and Buda. Looks good at night illuminated.

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