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Chain Bridge - Lánchíd

Chain Bridge, Budapest: Iconic stone suspension bridge

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge over the Danube between Buda and Pest. Built in 1849, it played a major role in the unification of Pest, Buda and Óbuda later in 1873.

Its length is just 202 metres (short in comparison to the 1,500-metre span pf the Árpád bridge in northern Budapest) and there is a pedestrian part, running parallel to the motorway. The designer was Englishman William Tierney Clark, whose Marlow Bridge spans accross the Thames in Marlow, England. The four stone lions were created in 1852. The bridge was destroyed in 1945, to be rebuilt in 1949.

The bridge is regularly closed on summer weekends, giving home to festivities and markets

Chain Bridge, Budapest

Chain Bridge Address

Budapest, Széchenyi Lánchíd



Chain Bridge Transportation

Metro: line 2, 3 - Station: Deák Ferenc tér
Tram: Nr 2 - Stop: Széchenyi István tér

Chain Bridge Budapest

Image Gallery of Chain Bridge

Hotels near Chain Bridge

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace

Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace - 400m from Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge

Sofitel Budapest Chain Bridge - 270m from Chain Bridge

Starlight Suiten Hotel

Starlight Suiten Hotel - 450m from Chain Bridge

Prestige Hotel Budapest

Prestige Hotel Budapest - 650m from Chain Bridge