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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  • If you visit Budapest and do nothing else, just walk across the bridge. No one ever told me that the Danube splits the city in two cities - Buda on one side of the river, Pest on the other. It was...  more »
  • It was the first permanent stone bridge connecting Pest and Buda and the most well known bridge in Hungary... Beautiful and historical bridge I ever seen... Enjoy beautiful view while walking along.....  more »
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  • By far the most beautiful Bridge I have ever seen after the Tower bridge of London. It's beauty even increases in the night. You're definitely going to fell in love with this beautiful Bridge and it's architecture.
  • Iconic landmark in the history of Budapest which was the first of its kind to connect two cities of Buda and Pest is a must see bridge. This bridge still marks as one of the modern wonders of engineering, lighted with fluorescent lamps in night is a best time to see this bridge. To see a better view walk through the Danube river side or take a cruise to witness the mesmerizing scenes of this bridge
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