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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid), Budapest
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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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  • Beautiful especially at night. It is lit so exceptional as all monuments on the Danube.
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  • It is a must-see, and make sure you see it day and night! When in Budapest, we always walk across it - it's safe and offers great photo opportunities for travelers. If you take a river cruise, we reco...  more »
  • The first bridge built to connect buda to pest is a piece of history on foot by night and day
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  • I visited first than I visited anything any Budapest,4 lions with the bridge revealing everything about ancient times that how great this town is from the beginning. From this point I was captured by the sensation beauty of BUDA and Pest
  • The bridge is one of the oldest in budapest with a wonderful view of the entire city, especially at night with the entire bridge being lit up. There is a tunnel under the bridge where you can get great photos as well.
  • Incredible old bridge, the construction is amazing. Be aware is super full of tourists, so if you want a clean picture, better be an early bird
  • Old charm. Well maintained. Proper walking facility. Both sides good view.
  • This is beautiful chain bridge. It was the first bridge connecting Buda and Pest. The bridge was blown up in World War II, in 1945 and reopened in 1949. You can have a nice stroll from the Pest side, Szechenyi Square towards Adam Clark Square on the Buda side. There is a wonderful panoramic view on the bridge from Castle of Budapest. Do not miss there the castle distinct and the Matthias Church.