Chain Bridge

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This city icon was designed by Englishman William Tierney Clark and Scottish engineer Adam Clark and funded by influential aristocrat Count István Széchenyi.



This is the oldest and most beautiful of the seven road bridges that span the Danube in Budapest. When lit up at night, it captures Budapest's radiance as do few other scenes. Full review →


Frommer's 33

Prior to the building of this bridge, people relied on a structure on the water that had to be dismantled when ships passed and that was easily wrecked in stormy weather. Full review →


Lonely Planet

This twin-towered span is the city’s oldest and arguably most beautiful bridge. It is named in honour of its initiator, István Széchenyi, but was built by a Scotsman named Adam Clark. Full review →


Michelin Guide 54

Széchenyi Bridge, or the Chain Bridge, is the oldest in the city... and is magnificently lit at night. Two stone lions on pedestals keep proud watch over either end of the bridge. Full review →

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