Szechenyi Chain Bridge, Budapest

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While it offers excellent views of the city, Szechenyi Chain Bridge 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 Szechenyi Chain Bridge and many more Budapest attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Budapest online trip builder .
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  • Had a pleasant walk over this bridge. Loved seeing the Parliament buildings all lit up at night aswell as the other bridges and buildings over the river  more »
  • Great Bridge does not know why her name so maybe you don't like the Charles in Prague unique but is particular to the entry has two lions dramatically that say he set the night the accused it was not well why receptivity to put them languages, he He explained that was not lions and dogs but then committed suicide
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  • It is a unique experience! A must if you come to Budapest! Surely the city symbol!
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  • Very nice bridge designed by the English engineer William Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark(not related). The only reason it's not got 5 stars is due to the graffiti and general lack of maintenance. It also has become popular for attaching padlocks to it however there is not many places to do this so it would be good if the local council provided a permanent structure to allow this to be done in a better way. Overall, definitely worth a walk over!
  • We were lucky enough to cross the bridge right at the moment it started to light up! Amazing construction, really beautiful points of views on the banks and their illuminated building ! From Pest to Buda the bridge leads you to a nice funicular to go up the hills and walk to the Fisherman's bastion. The view up there is also great ! In a nutshell a very very nice place to admire sunset on Budapest and the buildings lighting up one by one !
  • I just loved this bridge - the view and especially the lights are gorgeous. I have a plan to come here in August (19 - 21) it's a national holiday in Hungary (as far as I know). They make an adorable firework from this bridge.
  • The view is amazing both during day and night... It has a pedestrian path on both sides of the bridge... Very convenient to walk through it at all times... This is the main bridge connecting Buda and Pest... This is the most centrally located bridge and any place of stay around it can be treated as downtown...
  • Amazing beauty bridge day and night on sunset beautiful view at Danube river running boats up and down , great full view from the bridge the Buda castle up on river the Parliament building side view and on down way of the river nice view the other bridges the Buda hills and on the Pest side the luxury hotel along the river side . The Chain bridge is not just located central but from there is visible a lot of tourist attractions buildings architectures .

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