Budapest Chain Bridge - details and images
Chain Bridge became one of the most famous sights in Budapest.
The bridge connects the Danube between Buda and Pest. On the eastern shore of the market begins Roosevelt Bridge, near the Palace Gresham and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and ends on the western shore Adam Clark Square, where the ground zero and the funicular leading to the castle of Buda. The bridge is named after István Széchenyi, who funded the construction of the bridge.
Bridge completion date was regarded as one of the wonders of the world. Both mastery decorations of wrought iron, and their compositional balance of the bridge are one of the most beautiful industrial monuments in Europe. It is a symbol of progress, of national emancipation in the nineteenth century and a bridge between east and west.
Length of 202 m at the time made him one of the longest inauguration of the world. Lei pair were carved on the buttresses added in 1852. The present name was given in 1898.
Bridge offers one of the most beautiful sights in the city, with all the majesty of the Danube that finds its way under the bridge. It can also be admired grand building which dominates the Parliament on the Pest side of the Danube and the towers of Castle Hill in Buda.
Panorama can be admired in time is far more fascinating, when the city lights illuminate the dark river. Chain Bridge hosts the largest summer festival in Budapest, even called "Summer on the Chain Bridge." Every weekend from July to mid August here runs a variety of programs and cultural events.
This event is the perfect opportunity to cross the bridge on foot, because pedestrians only have access to the bridge on weekends during the festival.
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