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Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid)

| 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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“lion statues” (77 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Reviewed today

It was a beautiful day and we decided to take a walk from Pest to Buda and this bridge is a way to do it. Amazing sightseeing site.

Thank Gorski S
Reviewed today

We were on a river cruise and moored below the bridge overnight. It is interesting by day but spectacular when lit up at night.

Thank rogjacgill
Reviewed yesterday

Must be seen at night. Go up to the castle area and at about 6 p.m. all the lights go up and it is absolutely stunning.

Thank 327KarenD
Reviewed yesterday

A short and enjoyable walk across is an alternative to the bus or tram, and it's good to be able to view the sights on both sides of the river, the castle, parliament building and Fisherman's Bastion amongst others, while also watching the boats go...More

Thank Anfield33
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Fantastic walk with great views. Beautiful sculptures of lions and other impressive details. October misty morning walk on a sunny day was one to remember.

Thank Jamo1962
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The bridge is really beautiful piece of technical architecture with the magnificent view , specially at dark.

Thank Atka S
Reviewed 2 days ago

We have been in Budapest for 7 days and have run and walked over this bridge quite a few times, from early in the morning with the local workers to late at night when it is alight with strings og lights. You cant go to...More

1  Thank JenbNZ
Reviewed 2 days ago

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest. Worth walking across as it was built by English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark, It was opened in 1849.

Thank Rhosynmelyn
Reviewed 2 days ago

Got to say a quaint bridge and of interest to anyone who has an interest in bridges. I thought it unusual that it was replicated after it had been destroyed in WW2 instead of building a more modern one with modern materials. It is akin...More

Thank Gordon G
Reviewed 2 days ago

I saw this by day and it was OK but at night it is beautifully lit up so if you get chance it is worth seeing

Thank KimCambsUK
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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!
1 September 2017|
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Response from bogna1966 | Reviewed this property |
we were there July 30-August 4 and it was open for usual business with no signs for upcoming construction