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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), Budapest

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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While it offers excellent views of the city, Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid) serves as a historic landmark itself: It's the first bridge to span the Danube River in Hungary. Built by English engineer William Tierney in 1849, this structure connects the east and west side of Hungary's capital city. The bridge features two road lanes, plus a pedestrian zone for those traveling on foot. Cross this well-known symbol of Budapest, marvel at its stone structure, and compare both sides of the city. Visit Széchenyi Square on the Pest side of the bridge, or head up to the Castle Hill on the Buda side. Make Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid) a centerpiece of your Budapest vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Budapest family vacation planner.
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  • Just go there and walk!!! Don't talk the bus or taxi or whatever! Walk! It's so damn beautiful... we actually walked twice on the bridge and twice with the Hop on Hop off bus, but walking is way bette...  read more »
  • The Chain Bridge is one of several bridges across the Danube River. It is the first permanent bridge between Buda and Pest. We were told it opened in 1849. We walked across the Chain Bridge. It is a m...  read more »
  • Beautiful and classic bridge! One of the gems you can see for free in Budapest! Great on evening too when the lights are on 
  • Is there anything I could say about this bridge that would be new or interesting? No! It's great! Please make sure to visit and walk the bridge while in Budapest. The bridge is beautiful and so is the view. I like to help people with pictures when I recognize a tourist searching for somebody to take a photo. You make friends that way. During the day it's packed with tourists. Go at sundown or at night instead. It's prettier then anyways.
  • Deffinetly one of the most famous chain bridges on the world. It's really beautiful. Perfect like a symbol of one city - symbolizing first of all connecting, and after that many other and always good things.
  • We just walked across the bridge a couple of times, but it a magnificent structure and was a good walk. Walking to the Buda and to the Pest side was a lot of fun and while we were walking a parade ended up going past. There were also several restaurants on either side that were well worth going to visit.
  • This bridge links Buda and Pest and it is likely that your will go on it when you are in Budapest. If you want to hang out on the bridge itself and take in the lovely views on both sides, I recommend going at night after 10. The buildings are lit until 1am.
  • The chain bridge was the path of royalty, when promenading from Buda castle to St. Stephens (Ishtvan) Basilica. It's truly a beautiful site, and one of the most photographed bridges in Europe--especially at night.
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