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. Arrange your visit to Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Budapest using our Budapest visit planner .
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  • This bridge really gave me a sense of freedom; on Sunday, the bridge for trams and cars was blocked, which meant that only pedestrians on the bridge were on their way. Comfortable in walking and a bombastic views from Buda to pest to have - hammer! Although the climb the bridge does not allow managed to climb to bring photos of themselves but the one or the other person on the railing. On weekdays, the bridge for cars and trams was free again, what does nothing off the beauty (Green Bridge, yellow tram).
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  • By chance we came on this bridge visit, beautiful construction. Well maintained quite a bit busy with traffic.
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  • Ok, there are signs telling you to not climb the bridge, but you can sit on the lowest part politely and enjoy the view. =D Locals do it! Sunset time is the best! <3 Ah, also I would recommend that yo...  more »
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  • Favorite bridge in Budapest due to location and photogenic architecture. I probably included too many photos... oh well.
  • On both sides there's always something to do: the largest indor marketplace, with, 2 floors (and don't forget the fishmarket downstairs) and on the other side the cavechurch...
  • Such a beautiful bridge! Come check it out at night too!
  • Liberty Bridge was built between 1894 and 1896, being the third in Budapest, after the Chain Bridge and the Margaret Bridge. The bridge is located in the southern part of the city and was inaugurated by Emperor Franz Joseph who beat last rivet (silver). The four iron towers are decorated with Tur Bird.
  • Great view of the city. The bridge was closed for repair when we arrived so you could walk down the middle of the road which was cool.

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