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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  • Along with the Parliament building this probably is the most iconic structure in Budapest. We crossed the bridge from Pest, to go up castle hill in Buda and even on a cold snowy day enjoyed the views ...  more »
  • One of the symbols of Budapest. Special lighting, in front of the Palace of Grashem, Széchenyi square, behind the Clark Adam Square, the Tunnel, the Funicular, the Castle. It is within walking distance anymore nice experience, photos, szelfiket do, you may want to share.
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  • Walking over this bridge is certainly worth a walk over. Nice view to the castle. I recommend doing it at night with all the illumination. Budapest ist a nice city especially at night.  more »
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  • what can I say? it's a bridge! and it's a good bridge! it is sturdy and did not shake or wobble when we drove over it on the tour buss! if you had to cross the river, I would recommend this bridge because of safety alone! it also has nice sights from both sides of the river and on the river itself! the bridge has some cool lion statues but does not have plants growing on it which takes some points off aesthetics for me. the bridge also does not offer many activities other than walking and driving over it or cruising under it with a boat! the bridge does offer good photo opportunities since it is a large and impressive landmark that is many times bigger than the average human and makes the subjects viewing your vacation photos reflect on their mortality, place in the universe and importance next to a bridge which will outlive them.
  • Beautiful looking bridge...and probably the most popular one as well in Budapest. Looks really good in the night once lit up. Has some lion statues on the pillars and the rest of it is pretty much a typical suspension bridge structure. The highlight of this bridge are the views of the river and most importantly the beautiful buildings on both sides of it which look amazing in the night. A pretty good spot for taking pictures with the bridge and also the historical buildings in the backdrop.
  • Very beautiful artistic chain Bridge. It is one of the top 5 attraction of Budapest. Design of the bridge is similar to Tower of London bridge in London however this Bridge is small compared to it. This bridge look spectacular in evening when the lights on it are lit. There are pubs and coffee shop around. You can enjoy late night parties near it till you drop. Those who want peace can just sit beside the bank of the bridge and relax with the beer can.
  • Absolute must see whilst in Budapest. Most famous bridge with great sculptures and details. Next to the bridge there are several nice small places where you can have a drink and enjoy the view. You can cross the bridge by foot or by car. Especially beautiful at night when the whole brige stands out in lighting.
  • Don’t miss the lights coming up during the sundown. It’s a beautiful experience. During season which is typically May onwards there are restaurants on both sides of the chain bridge on the Pest side that serve delicious food. A must visit. It’s also possible to walk on the bridge and enjoy the beautiful view of the Danube river
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