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Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), Budapest
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Constructed in 1896 for the Millenium World Exhibition, Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) opened in the presence of Emperor Franz Joseph, who inserted the last silver rivet into the iron structure himself. This art deco bridge connects Buda and Pest across the Danube; on its four masts sit large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology. Destroyed during WWII by retreating German troops, it was the first bridge to be reconstructed after the end of the war. Take the tram or walk across the bridge to capture panoramic views of the Chain Bridge and Monument Hill. Put Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) into our Budapest holiday planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • I got to see the Liberty Bridge during the day and night and you cannot believe how beautiful it is at night, when it is all lit up. Don't miss out on this! 
  • A mammoth work do not want to imagine the iron that was employed in building it (the sappers vibrates slightly when passing the tram)
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  • Toward the lower part of Pest, this bridge is used by trams 47 and 49, which will take you over to the GellertGellert Hotel and Baths. The tram stop is called Fovam Ter. It is located at the end of th...  more »