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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

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Address: | Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: No
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Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the...

Completed in 1849, this bridge was the first to be built across the Hungarian section of the Danube and is now considered to be one of the city's major landmarks.

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This is a bridge with a history links Buda and Pest and is at the bottom of the castle. It is easy and pleasant to walk over giving you a view of the river and both sides of the... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This is a bridge with a history links Buda and Pest and is at the bottom of the castle. It is easy and pleasant to walk over giving you a view of the river and both sides of the city

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Not a lot to say. It was easy and nice to walk across to get to the base of Castle Hill. It spans the Danube. Supposedly the oldest bridge that does. Engineered by a Scotsman. Somebody must be selling locks to couples to attach to the bridge to memorialize their love for each other. A knock off of the ponte... More 

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Bromley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you are in Budapest, do not miss a walk down to The Chain Bridge that links the lively Pest to the rather more stayed Bude. It's lovely on both sides of the Bridge with the Funicular ascending the hill on the Bude side and historic building on the Pest side. You can also take the number 2 tram from... More 

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Birkirkara, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A bridge that offer a good walk early in the morning or late at night after a good dinner. be careful of cyclists

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Israel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

hey it is just a bridge .if you are there you are there .not much to see .a bridge like any other .we cross it on the bus .

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Dapitan City
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Since this is near our hotel in the Pest side, we pass and walk this bridge all the time, the view never gets old. It's an imposing bridge especially at night with all the lights. A visit in Budapest would not be complete without stepping on this bridge.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The Chain bridge can be identified as the bridge that has two lions on either sides of the bridge. At the first instance it appears that the lions have no tongues, however closer investigation reveals that they do inside the mouth :) However, its a wonder how this sturdy towering bridge must have been built in a day and age... More 

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Arad
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We've enjoied walking on the bridge...it's quite long enough to walk. It offered a beautiful view of the Danubius river and it has a beautiful arhitecture.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Budapest = Danube river = bridges! And this bridge is definitely the most famous one. Forget the touristic boats on the river. Just walk alongside this beautiful river and admire the view from both banks ánd from atop this bridge! Beautiful pictures guaranteed!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

There isn't a lot to say, this bridge is just beautiful! Make sure you stop in the middle of it and take a few pictures of all the attractions and the river itself nearby. Like everything else in the area this bridge has to be seen in the dark with all the lights on!

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