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Szechenyi Chain Bridge

| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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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.
  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“both sides” (403 reviews)
“lion statues” (77 reviews)
“buda side” (375 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday

All my friends told me about the 5 bridges that I must see in Budapest. For sure was an interesting choice.

Thank Ana Maria E
Reviewed yesterday

Walk around yourself a night for some solid photo ops. Then recommend doing a day tour (Budapest has free walking tours, recommend the one that meets at the basilica at 1030!) to learn about its history, the lions, and importance as you journey up castle...More

Thank Jason S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

an amazing looking bridge ... specially at night when the lights are on! you will need to cross to get to the palace!

Thank kostas_b
Reviewed yesterday

This bridge is simply stunning at night. Take a cheap boat trip and see all the buildings lit up. What a treat.

Thank Ciaoyoga
Reviewed 2 days ago

Nice to walk from Buda to Pest across the bridge. Look at the huge chain links that make up the support of the bridge. Always lots of people walking.

Thank lgpanther
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful bridge with an amazing view. I recommend walking to the Buda side or from the Buda side from the bridge.

Thank Danielle D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Perhaps I missed something, but I didn't find anything amazing on the chain bridge. The one in Prague is way above its shoulder. It is a just a bridge to connect the two lands, not a tourist spot.

Thank Ong T
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This is a great bridge and when walking across it it reminds me of Tower Bridge in London, except they're not looking after this bridge as there are large rusty holes. The view of the Chain Bridge from the Citadel is best, and the view...More

Thank Vince2277
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A fantastic bridge which illuminates at night! Adam Clark (at Scottish engineer) built this amazing structure while William Clark (an English designer, designed it. A beautiful structure opened in 1849 and one of the most important crossings linking Buda and Pest. p.s. William Clark also...More

Thank James S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Overall it is a lovely bridge and a nice walk however not very different or special .. all the three bridges are nice

Thank Ossamomly
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17 November 2017|
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Response from Tafelbill | Reviewed this property |
Hi all, yes I know this, but my answer was to the person who was negative to the presens of the locks, I was thinking mayby he/she could look it up.
10 October 2017|
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Response from Robyn F | Reviewed this property |
Hi Little Traveler, as per the comments above there are numerous bridges across the Danube all leading to the Castle. All the other bridges you can walk across, should the Bridge be closed for renovs. There are also trams... More
Victoria M
29 September 2017|
Response from SteveParryHK | Reviewed this property |
The prime minster or foreign minister was making a state visit!