Petofi Bridge
Petofi Bridge
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The area
Neighborhood: Gellért Hill
If you want to treat your camera to some amazing scenery, Gellért Hill is a must on your itinerary. A funicular journey from the Chain Bridge along the hillsides provides a fast connection between Buda and Pest, hoisting visitors to panoramic vistas. Once on top of the hill, you’ll find the Citadel dominate the landscape with its imposing 19th century construction, a site that’s hard to keep your eyes on without being distracted by the phenomenal view over the Danube and the eight bridges crossing. Once on Gellért Hill however, one mustn’t miss the famous Gellért Baths. Budapest is renown for its thermal waters and its baths, and the Gellért Baths are housed in an impressive art nouveau structure. Its interior design, with its many mosaics, recalls the preceding relationships the city has had with healing springs and saunas, traditionally used within this neighborhood since the Ottoman Empire.
How to get there
  • Szent Gellért tér • 6 min walk
  • Fővám tér • 6 min walk
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rayraysworld
Warwick, UK1,832 contributions
Couples
walked over this bridge on our first night in budapest. traffic goes pretty fast on it and you have to walk single file as the cyclists go pretty fast too. took a few nice pics and walked to a bar by the river not too far from it. good bridge for us as we have good memories already of it
Written April 16, 2019
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Keule1965
Hamburg, Germany974 contributions
Business
The brigde is in very good condition but not this famous as the others as the Elisabeth Hid (Brighe). I crossed it a couple of times by walking and running. One time to reach the Citadelle. Its very easy to reach be street car.

If you are a sports entusiast, there are sport outlets nearby.

Very close is a brand new Ibis Styles.

When you stay somewhere close by ths bridge, you can reach the most interesting must-sees by walking. No car needed.
Written November 20, 2016
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Peter_wiwi
Bembridge, UK473 contributions
Solo
Built between the wars this bridge serves its purpose well transporting people to the ‘other’ side. Not surprisingly it was blown up by the retreating German army a testimony to its functionality and rebuilt after the war. In a time of peace its wonderful to reflect on the vagaries of man.
Written June 8, 2018
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Ashley A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates6,620 contributions
Couples
The Petofi Bridge is a fair distance from our Hotel and not a venue I would go out of my way to visit. The bridge was built before World War 2 and does not have the aesthetic look to it compared to the likes of The Chain, Liberty, Margaret or Elisabeth Bridges.

Last night we were up real close to Petofi Bridge while on our Danube Dinner Cruise.

The Bridge still serves its main purpose for transporting people and vehicles over the Danube .....
Written May 29, 2018
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Michael B
Bellflower, CA23,034 contributions
Couples
Bridge Petofi over the river Danube was built between 1933-37 and was originally called the Horthy Miklós Bridge, until it was blown up by the retreating German army in 1945. In 1952 it was rebuilt and renamed after the Hungarian poet and patriot Petofi, it is a very basic bridge that lights up at night and is one of the first city bridges you pass under if you take the Hydro ferry from Vienna to Budapest.

TIP: If you have time to kill take the number 4 or 6 tram they cross over the river and give great views down river
Written February 25, 2018
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AmandaOldRog
Bartlesville, OK402 contributions
Couples
This bridge is named for a Hungarian poet and patriot. It doesn't have the character of the Chain Bridge, but does light up nicely at night.
Written May 27, 2017
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Mariana Aguiar
Sao Paulo, SP1,109 contributions
Solo
Useful structure, of course, but for the ones who were used to the beautiful bridges over the Danube, this one won't surprise much.
Written November 13, 2016
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Friends
As we cruised to Budapest via River Danube with Buda on the left hand side, Petofi Bridge seemed to be the first one we passed through. This bridge appeared to be normal and had been overshadowed by other bridges both in name and usability.
But still it should be an important link between Buda and Pest along River Danube.
Written October 12, 2016
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petraqrsq
Timisoara, Romania89 contributions
Friends
Why is this on here? It's not one of the ornate, historical bridges of Budapest. It's not a modern marvel of engineering. It's not a bad bridge, don't get me wrong, it gets you perfectly across the river, but really really really not an attraction. And a bit far out the centre. Don't waste your time going to see a boring bridge.
Written August 11, 2016
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Neil K
Liverpool, UK612,404 contributions
Friends
Although this is just a bridge, we found ourselves on here while waiting for our tram connection to the wonderful bar Bajor Sorozo .
The bridge is overlooked as most people go to the Chain Bridge,Liberty Bridge and Margaret bridge but this bridge has some merit and is good for transport links to various parts of the city.
Like all the bridges on the River Danube they were all destroyed during WW2 but this was reconnected in the 50's.
A nice tram ride ,number 4 or 6 with some nice view's.
Written March 30, 2016
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