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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  • August 17, 2017
    Bridge decorative works fine on Landis and South China port, can feel things tend to view the scene on a point Landis don't stub yesterday balcony or view by boat Feeling, 燈 of the little light on the bridge at night and have a different Feeling, built Council day and night can come and see
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  • August 17, 2017
    Wonderful place. I like this bridge and i like Danubio. This is history. If you want visit a beautiful city poi must go to Budapest  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    This a beautiful example of a link bridge, and it is in wonderful condition, a lot of it was distroyed during WWII, but it looks beautiful....  more »
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  • May 27, 2017
    Breathtaking. I had just arrived in Budapest and was being driven to my hotel at midnight. The entire bridge was lit up and I remember seeing the lions and thinking about how extraordinary it looked as we drove across. The first thing that I did the next day was walk over from my hotel just to see it. I'd highly recommend standing there just to watch the sunset, it's pretty damn beautiful.
  • June 14, 2017
    Absolutely beautiful bridge! Was recommended this by a friend from the area. The bridge itself is grand, whilst the view from it is pretty epic too! It's a good point for crossing the Danube as there's a number of touristy attractions on either side too :)
  • April 17, 2017
    Love to walk on the bridge specially at late evening to have awesome view of the river Danube with other bridges and the boats. Also the places at both the ends are very well decorated with lots of lights and good landscape. The bridge itself looks vintage but elegant specially with the special effects of light. Very nice place to hang around during evening.
  • May 11, 2017
    Beautiful solid old structure. Charming and romantic bridge. Very safe to walk from Pest to Buda side :) one of my favorites during our August 2010 trip. It's definitely a highlight of the trip walking all the way back and forth. Beautiful sunset views.
  • June 23, 2017
    This is a lovely bridge in what can be a very romantic city. We crossed this bridge a number of times in daylight and also at night. Worth a visit.

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