Where : The Chain Bridge, Budapest
Discovering The Chain Bridge. When we finished visiting the Buda Castle grounds, we made it a point to cross the Chain Bridge. It's a suspension bridge that links Buda and Pest. According to Wikipedia, the Chain Bridge is the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Hungary and it was opened in 1849. Unfortunately, the original bridge was blown up on January 1945 during World War II. It needed to be rebuilt and later reopened in 1949.
As we crossed the bridge by foot, the details left us in awe. The linking loops acting as chains all the way across the river. The giant Guardian lions and the amazing views from Danube River. Also, the amazing views from the Royal Castle and the best of both sides of the capital of Hungary – Buda and Pest.
The Brigde has an amazing structure, so we took the time to soak in all details around the gorgeous architecture. Also, if you notice the position of the tunnel (Budai Váralagút) and how it's directly behind the chain bridge. It's said that when it rains, they can retract the bridge back into the tunnel for shelter.
Sadly, it was overcast / raining when we visited. But it looks like the bridge is amazing during sunset. So, if you have the opportunity during a beautiful day, why not cross it during the sunset.
Serge: 5 Eli: 5
Recommend: Totally, amazing constructions and gorgeous views from Buda and Pest.
1. Get comfortable shoes to cross the bridge;
2. Another creative and up-close way to view the bridge is by boat tour. You're welcome !