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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
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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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We walked this twice during our visit, once at night and once during the day. Great views of the city and river as you walk across. Very nice.

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Ashkelon, Israel
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We walked this twice during our visit, once at night and once during the day. Great views of the city and river as you walk across. Very nice.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

A very mighty bridge at the roof of the bridge are 2 great stone lions they dominate the start of the bridge, you can walk across as well as drive we did both it's a must the bridge is also by the funicular railway.

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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We walked this twice during our visit, once at night and once during the day. The night-time was the most atmospheric although I missed the names on the locks until we walked over in the day! The architecture is lovely (as with Elizabeth Bridge and Liberty Bridge to be fair) and you get great views of the city and river... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Of all the bridges you can cross the river with this is the most beautiful. However it is just a bridge that has a nice area for pedestrians to cross and is in a prime location for crossing

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Glenrothes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This bridge is built to last. Rebuilt in 1946 after the retreating German army blew it up it has since stood the test of time and what a grand bridge it is.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Just your average old bridge with lots of tourists, although the view on Castle Hill is great. It seems the railings are too thick to attach love locks to, so they have erected an ugly frame just for that purpose in a nearby park on the Pest side.

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Budapest, Hungary
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful bridge, one of the "diamonds" of Budapest, especially at night, when it is lit. Your must to see when you are in Budapest. Beautifil landscape and attractions on both side of the bridge.

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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very beautiful bridge. This is where Buda meets Pest and the two cities marry! It's the real jewel of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

magnificent and interesting architecture - awesome vies of the Danube on both sides lovely for a stroll at any time

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Lovely and picturesque. Great city to walk around. So much to see. This is one of 3 bridges across the Danube that you can either walk or drive across, leading to the palace and the Citadel.

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