Chain Bridge

It was originally written by a well-known Hungarian author that if a young couple were to walk across the Chain Bridge after sunset, they would inevitably fall in love with one another. Antal Szerb did a wonderful job at capturing the spirit of the Széchenyi Chain Bridge by eloquently describing the emotive and romantic character of the bridge. 

The Chain Bridge is the oldest suspension bridge over the Danube. It was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and connects the Buda and Pest sides of the Hungarian capital. It was finished being built in 1849, at which point it became an inseparable component of the two cities that were then known as Buda and Pest. The iron and stone bridge was severely damaged by the bombings that were carried out by the allies during the Second World War; nevertheless, after being completely reconstructed, it now gleams with the splendor that it once had! 

The bridge, which is known as the István Széchenyi Bridge due to the fact that it was named after one of the most well-known politicians in Hungarian history, is currently considered to be the city's most recognizable landmark. The bridge, which at one time held the title of being the largest bridge in the world, is protected by colossal lion statues that stand for the state of Hungary. You can get off the tour bus at stop number 15 or stop number 4, and then go across the bridge to take in the sights. 

You may get to Chain Bridge by either taking the blue or the red path.

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