Budapest is the wonderful capital city of Hungary and is indeed a wonder of its own. The proud city sits as one of the major tourist attraction sites of Central-Eastern Europe and is visited by millions of tourists each year that are extremely excited to explore the city, in and out. Budapest is located by the famous River Danube that bisects the city into two major parts that are namely “Buda” and “Pest” that combine to make Budapest. Buda is the rather ancient part of the town that preserves its history and Pest is the more modern area of the city. The enticing streets of Budapest have so much to offer and tourists love to explore all of the ultimate festivities of the city that hide among these cozy streets.
A trip to the grand city of Budapest is indeed a treat for all; however, how to get around the city and explore the streets freely is a major and primary concern. Apart from the local public transport that includes the metro, tram, trolley and bus lines that makes traveling across the city super convenient, there are other modes of transport as well. This primarily includes car rental in Budapest.
The Széchenyi Chain Bridge or as it is better known by the locals in the Hungarian language as the “Széchenyi lánchíd” is a wonderful chain bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest that are the western and eastern sides of Budapest, which make together the city the proud capital of Hungary. This amazing chain bridge that stands as one of the many architectural masterpieces of the city of Budapest was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark and built by the Scottish engineer Adam Clark and it was the first permanent bridge across the Danube River in Hungary. It was proudly inaugurated in the year of 1849 and is anchored on the Pest side of the river to Széchenyi Square that was formerly Roosevelt Square, adjacent to the Gresham Palace and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and on the Buda side it is anchored to Adam Clark Square near the Zero Kilometer Stone and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular that leads to the famous Buda Castle.
After reflecting upon the incident that the Danube Memorial stands for till today if you keep walking a bit further you will reach the famous Chain Bridge in Budapest. Make sure to absorb as much as you can while strolling across the Chain bridge; notice the lion statues and many famous landmarks that you will come across. The views of the river from the bridge and the Hungarian Parliament as well are absolutely breathtaking so make sure to capture the moment and take plenty of pictures of the perfect shooting scene. So next time you are in town, make sure to enthrall in the beautiful sights of the breath-taking Chain Bridge and enjoy the wondrous views that it offers. It would not be wrong to say that it is simply impossible for anyone to visit Hungary and leave without experiencing this wonder and architectural masterpiece that sits in the city of Budapest and has so much to offer.