Széchenyi Lánchíd

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Széchenyi Lánchíd
4.5
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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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The area
Address
Neighborhood: Várkerület
How to get there
  • Vörösmarty tér • 8 min walk
  • Kossuth Lajos tér • 10 min walk
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ludor
Iasi, Romania2,429 contributions
Under renovation
Jul 2021
Seems like an interesting bridge but right now and until 2023 it is under renovation. So, it's not possible to walk on it and parts of the bridge are covered with various panels.
Written July 31, 2021
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Brandon K
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nice but still renovating
Jun 2021
Fantastic bridge, while we are in Budapest we saw it a few times. Renovation is ongoing. We will go back to see when it is done.
Written June 29, 2021
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Israel R
Ra'anana, Israel16,126 contributions
The Chain Bridge is perhaps the most well-known and recognizable monument in Budapest.
Jan 2020
The Széchenyi Lanchid Bridge was built in the middle of the 19th century and was the first permanent bridge to cross the Danube and connect Buda to Pest. It was then bombed by the Germans before their withdrawal from Budapest towerds the end of WWII, but restored and rebuilt immediately after the war. It is a spectacular bridge in its beauty that makes every tourist admire and be impressed.
Many of the tourists tend to reach it from the direction of the main pedestrian street Wazi and from there cross it. It is recommended to reach the bridge even at night and be impressed by the wonderful lighting of the bridge and the buildings around it.
Written December 28, 2020
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Robert Jess
Greater Manchester, UK24 contributions
A must-see at night
Dec 2019 • Solo
Breathtaking bridge which separates Buda and Pest, and straddles the river Danube. Walk across the bridge and make sure you get night time photo when the bride lights up!
Written November 25, 2020
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FCL
Everett, WA11 contributions
An iconic bridge
Nov 2019
I walked across this magnificent bridge to go to the Buda side of Budapest. I was admiring the beauty of the very intricate iron works on the railing. A magnificent bridge.
Written October 15, 2020
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TheShis
Tel Aviv, Israel32,794 contributions
Gorgeous, day and night.
Feb 2020
Everyone can find something to love about this magnificent bridge - be it the lions which guard its ends, its size or its dramatic lighting after dark.
It is BY FAR Budapest finest bridge.
Written September 8, 2020
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mjayx2
Wokingham, UK56 contributions
Iconic bridge
Oct 2019
Iconic part of Budapest. We walked across the chain bridge on the way to Buda castle on the other side of the Danube. Did you know that the only other surviving bridge by the same designer based on the Budapest bridge is in Marlow, England across the river Thames.
Written August 27, 2020
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GCKJA
Lincoln, NE434 contributions
My favorite walk
Feb 2020 • Couples
It would be so easy to take a bus or the Metro to get across the Danube, but I prefer to walk across the Chain Bridge. The views are wonderful- lots of selfie opportunities, and so close to the heart of Pest or, Castle Hill depending on your direction. ;)
Written August 21, 2020
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phelan
london6 contributions
Structural problems?
Sep 2019
But has anyone checked whether the problems that have now caused the closure of the same engineer's Hammersmith Bridge, are also endangering its Budapest lookalike?

Actual date of visit September 2004
Written August 15, 2020
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania6,621 contributions
The iconic bridge in the heart of Budapest.
Jan 2020
Indeed once again I want to send yo to visit one of the nine bridges of Budapest ... this time the most iconic of them all the Szechenyi Chain bridge (or just Chain bridge as it is called typically).
The bridge was design by William Tierney Clark - english engineer one of the pioneers in designing hanging bridges- and the building of the bridge was supervised by Adam Clark (scottish engineer and designer of the Buda Castle tunnel ).
The bridge has been commissioned in 1849 , hence being the oldest bridge in the city of Budapest .
Beside its architectural value it is a beautiful construction matching the landscape of the city , decorations on the bridge are also executed with attention to details and on each side of the bridge you can see a pair of stone lions.
On the Pest side of bridge on the pedestal of one of the lions you will find the Szechenyi family coat of arms and the family credo "Deus pro nobis, quis contra nos" (from latin - If God's with us, who's against us).
Visiting is free of charge and definitely a highlight for any visit to Budapest - I recommend a guided tour since you will learn a lot of interesting facts about this beautiful bridge. When you are in Budapest, go check it out ... it is worth it.
Written July 25, 2020
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