Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)

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Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)

Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid)
4.5
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How to get there
  • Fővám tér • 3 min walk
  • Kálvin tér • 4 min walk
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G Van Vleet
6 contributions
Give way
Mar 2021
You have to yield to everyone and everything in this bridge. Cyclists, locals stomp past you with complete disregard of others safety. The view is average.
Written March 29, 2021
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Tiberiu_Baranyi
Timisoara, Romania5,730 contributions
The bridge that's the pair of the Erzsebet bridge.
Nov 2019
The Liberty bridge - formerly named after the emperor Franz Josef and he was also present when the bridge was commissioned in lat 1890.
The bridge - after the Chain bridge - is one of the most interesting of the bridges of Budapest due to its bolted/riveted steel structure.
This one - like any other bridge in this city - was destroyed by the retreating german army in WWII in early 1945. But is has been rebuilt after the war in 1946 and since that it has been refurbished several times.
Overall another interesting landmark of Budapest, definitely worth a few pics.
Written July 25, 2020
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Linda S
8 contributions
Nice and not overcrowded.
Dec 2019
Our hotel (Boutique Hotel Budapest) was just on the Pest side of the bridge near the wonderful Marketplace. Great area with good vibes and not overly-touristy restaurants.
Written May 18, 2020
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OZS_ATW
Budapest, Hungary1,717 contributions
My favourite bridge in Budapest
Apr 2020
Liberty Bridge is stunning art nouveau structure.
The bridge was opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph in 1896.
Take a walk from one side to the other on foot and enjoy the details and the view of the Gellert Hill.
Written May 15, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,245 contributions
Photogenic bridge
Feb 2020
This particular bridge was our favourite, it has an art nouveau, feel about it, the structure suffered heavily during WWII, and was rebuilt in 1945. The best side has the public space Fovam ter, (square) and the very popular central market, with its beautiful facade.
Written April 23, 2020
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John B
Norristown, PA223 contributions
The least interesting bridge in Budapest
Mar 2020
This bridge was not interesting at all and, in fact, the worst bridge in Budapest. I don't mean in terms of structure, I mean in terms of sight seeing. I enjoyed walking across most bridges in the city and getting a view of the Danube and the city. This one was far away from the interesting sights and does not catch your eye.
Written April 7, 2020
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Mustafa B
2 contributions
Very nice!
Oct 2019
It is very beautiful and high You can see many things upp there, you will like it, you should visit it, it was the first and the most beautiful thing I ever visit
Written April 1, 2020
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M0mmaPam
Broomfield, CO69 contributions
Loved the history of the bridge
May 2019
Our cruise director informed us of the history of the bridge; it was raining the day we could tour on our own time so I never went across the bridge. It is a magnificent piece of architecture.
Written March 23, 2020
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Carol A S
Marietta, GA4,202 contributions
Graceful art-decco bridge
Oct 2019
Liberty Bridge (Szabadság híd) crosses the Danube River, connecting Gellért tér and Fővám tér, and is Budapest's shorted bridge (333m). It was built in 1896 as part of the Millennium World Exhibition. The art-nouveau bridge (by architect János Feketeházy) has lacy steel girders, Parisian-style lampposts, the Hungarian coat of arms on its side, and four bronze Turuls (a falcon-like bird, prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology) on the top masts. Liberty Bridge differs from other Budapest bridges in that it is a cantilever truss bridge with a suspended middle span. Emperor Franz Joseph drove the last silver rivet into the Pest abutment, signaling the opening of the bridge on October 4, 1896. The bridge was originally named after him. The retreating German army blew up the bridge in January 1945; it was the first bridge to be rebuilt after the war. Liberty bridge was renamed when it reopened in 1946 on St. Stephen's Day (a national holiday). The northeastern bridge house contains a small museum about all the bridges of Budapest. The bridge is beautifully lit at night, and is accessible at all times with no entry fee.
Written March 14, 2020
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chris c
York, UK90 contributions
This is the bridge to see.
Feb 2020
The Chain Bridge gets all the hype but this is far more interesting architecturally and constructionally. Could it be that it's a bit to far to walk to?
Written March 3, 2020
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