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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
| Over the Danube, between Clark Adam ter and Roosevelt ter, Budapest 1013, Hungary
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Reviewed yesterday

The bridge is worth a visit and shall get you to the palace and Fisherman's Bastion. It isn't too much of a long bridge and gives you the opportunity to view both sides of the river in different angles. Advice would be to visit day...More

Thank Hannah W
Reviewed yesterday

The highly trafficked bridge is more interesting to view from a distance rather than walk across. It serves to connect central Pest with Buda.

Thank Ken O
Reviewed yesterday

I live in Budapest for more than 10 years, but it is always heart-warming to walk across or just see the bridge from the distance.

Thank Csaba P
Reviewed yesterday

This bridge is beautiful, especially at night and you'll have an amazing view of the city as well as the butte across the river. It's central to everything so you won't have any trouble finding it and there's a couple of cool bars near it...More

Thank Wayne S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We took a 1hr cruise down the Danube which takes you under the beautiful bridges of Budapest wheee you can really appreciate the architecture. There a sight to behold!

Thank Dwayne P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Thats why i walked the bridge. The time postcards were a thing, Budapest seemed to me to always have this great bridge in the pictures. Now i have Been there. Great structure. What i never got an answer for was what the minute little sculptures...More

Thank KatKey
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A nice bridge with a good view of the city. It is lovely to walk across in either direction. My father-in-law loved the engineering that went into it!

Thank emlet86
Reviewed 5 days ago

Not much to say about the brigde, but you cannot miss it. It is nice to go over it once, make some pictures, also good if you know its history.

Thank titaju2018
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely walk between Buda and Pest and a favorite photo spot. This bridge links all of the best sites of the city and is lovely to walk during the day and at night.

Thank anna d
Reviewed 6 days ago

Nice views from the bridge, lots of cars and pedestrians traffic. Nice photo opportunities, buda castle in one side, academia of arts in the other

Thank luis m
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18 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!