Szechenyi Lanchid, Budapest

4.6
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While it offers excellent views of the city, 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. Work out when and for how long to visit Szechenyi Lanchid and other Budapest attractions using our handy Budapest online trip builder.
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  • The bridge is beautiful and was very busy when we visited in December 2019. It is still a great walk between halves of the city and you should cross it at least once.  more »
  • Chain Bridge is located in the heart of Budapest. It is a must a to cross it from Pest to Buda side. It is one of the iconic attractions in Hungary.  more »
  • Just a few minutes walk from the Buda Castle and even less if you are taking the funicular from the hill down. I think this is one of the most preferred points of interest amongst tourists for this...  more »
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  • When I think about Budapest, one of the things which comes to mind is Chain Bridge. It's the beauty of Budapest city. One of the most amazing bridge in Budapest at Danube river. Unique structure and Unique history. Full of tourists day time especially the evening.
  • Charming, Awesome, Gorgeous .. no words to express the beauty of the bridge especially in night ,fully illuminated with lights ,looks just like a diamond necklace on the city of Budapest. This is an old bridge which connects the cities of Buda and Pest .It is across Danube river . Architecture is simply superb and to be appreciated .Statue of lion on both sides is also nice to watch .Very nice place to sit and relax .Must visit place if you go to Budapest 👍💪💪
  • Chain Bridge is one of the best attractions for me. It has excellent architectural quality, great view for photography and the Danube river beneath it. Have its charms for both day and night.
  • A very impressive landmark in a great city. I loved the lion sculptures and the views all around of the city from this location. Was great to walk across over the Danube and take in the views and feel the atmosphere of the city .
  • Take the time to walk across this bridge to observe it's unique architecture. The supporting structure is a huge chain. Evening when the lights come on is a great time traverse the bridge. Enjoy!

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