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. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid) and many more Budapest attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Budapest online trip builder .
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  • 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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  • 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 »
  • 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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  • This bridge is iconic for Budapest since it was a first permanent bridge across the Danube river. It is also spectacular either from walking on it and watch this breathtaking Budapest's scenery or from the boat, so you'll have a more solid feeling of it. Don't forget to look inside of the lions mouth:) They don't have tongues.
  • Amazing scenery looking over Danube river and the beautiful old city on top of the hill. if you find yourself on the other side of the river, the view is also nice with bars&restaurants and imposing buildings. Defo a very lively and enjoyable place, regardless of the weather or time of the year. We've been there in April and my son (3yo) and us had such a good time cycling along Danube's banks. Architecture is rich and elegant and simply rises spirit just by being there. Hope you will all enjoy, as much as we did :)
  • Amazing place to be for any traveler. Great pictures are guaranteed at day and night. Not only great for pictures but also very functional if you want to cross from Buda to Pest area by foot or by bus/car. Amazing pictures can be taken of the parliament from the middle of the bridge!
  • One of the most beautiful bridges in the world. It is lovely in the day, but perhaps more spectacular all lit up in the night. Worth doing both sides as you get totally different views. There are good "pull outs" in the middle of the bridge walkways to allow you to stand for a while and take pictures.
  • Really beautiful at night with all the lights turned on. But one must visit it in daylight as well to see the famous lion statues. The bridge is really important for the Budapest historically speaking and is the oldest of the six bridges

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