Budapest - the capital of Hungary, is known as “Pearl of the Danube”. Danube is Europe's second longest river, after the Volga. It divides Budapest into two parts: Buda peaceful city and Pest lively city. To connect these two cities, there are eight beautiful bridges across the Danube. Each bridge has its own historical story with a distinct style, and own charming beauty. Let’s discover the mystery of these bridges before traveling to Budapest!
1. Chain Bridge (Széchenyi Lánchíd)
The Chain Bridge - the most famous bridge and also the first bridge of the city, spans the Danube between Clark Ádám tér in Buda and Roosevelt tér in Pest. It was opened in 1849 after nine years of construction to the design of English engineers William Tierney Clark and Adam Clark. Built of stone and cast iron, the chain has a length of 375 meters. In addition, it is suspended between two classicist style river piers with both 48 meters in height. Indeed, just two magnificent towers can support the structure with giant iron chains. Visiting this bridge, you can admire majestic stone lion sculptures at each end of the bridge. You will definitely fall in love with its fascinating spectacle.