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Szechenyi Chain Bridge

| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Walk along this bridge for a great view of the Palace. This is a perfect spot for taking photos and selfies.

Thank Jesper Martin C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Leaving the fisherman’s bastion you can pass through the bridge and lock your love or whatever you want with a padlock. Must visit place!

Thank Maria S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good cityview, and view to the river. There are many tourist but if you are in Budapest, you need to visit this place. Дуже красиве місце. Чудовий краєвид на місто та на ріку Дунай. Якщо ти в Будапешті, тоді мусиш побути тут, перейти через міст...More

Thank enikakacher
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This Bridge is peace of architecture art ! Magnificent construction and genius project for time created ! One of the most amazing Bridges in Europe! (we have visited all EU capitals and main cities with big rivers) Personally after Tower Bridge on Thames in London...More

Thank blajevaina
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the many bridges over the Danube linking Buda with Pest. Nice wide pavement and good views of the river traffic and across the city

Thank Malcolm A
Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the famous iconic views of Budapest with the Szechenyi Bridge crossing the River Danube. Links the Pest and Buda sides and accessed from the Buda side via a tunnel through the hillside. Good for photographers day and night.

Thank shark939
Reviewed 1 week ago

A great walk across the bridge during the day and at night. Simply wonderful to see the beauty no matter which direction you walk. Plus the Danube provides a splendid photo. However, on a windy cold day, it can be brutally cold! Do walk across.

Thank rika65
Reviewed 1 week ago

Large bridge across the Danube. Built in the 1840's it provides a link between Buda and Pest. The suspension part of the bridge looks like large links of chain something like that of a bicycle chain. A fun walk across from either direction. Close top...More

Thank Jim-and-Donna
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you are going to the Buda Palace you should get there by walking across the Chain Bridge. It is by far the most interesting Bridge in Budapest (and there are many) Great construction that is all visible. They don’t make them like this anymore....More

Thank Terroll
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went there even with a tour. Yes it is a good looking bridge and the story of the sculptor of the lions jumping in the danube is funny. But lets be honest its just a bridge. There are many equaly beautifull in Budapest.

Thank Rein C
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November 17, 2017|
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Response from Tafelbill | Reviewed this property |
Hi all, yes I know this, but my answer was to the person who was negative to the presens of the locks, I was thinking mayby he/she could look it up.
October 10, 2017|
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Response from Robyn F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Little Traveler, as per the comments above there are numerous bridges across the Danube all leading to the Castle. All the other bridges you can walk across, should the Bridge be closed for renovs. There are also trams... More
Victoria M
September 29, 2017|
Response from SteveParryHK | Reviewed this property |
The prime minster or foreign minister was making a state visit!