3 Breathtaking Bridges You Can Only See in Budapest

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One of the first things you’ll notice about Budapest is the many bridges spanning the Danube river and connecting the old part of the city with the new. Each of them has a different character and style, but these three really stand out.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge

The Chain Bridge is one of the most enduring symbols of the Hungarian capital, and it’s been around since 1849. It was the first permanent bridge to be built across the Danube in this country, and it was seen as a wonder of modern architecture at the time.

Liberty Bridge

Commonly known as the Green Bridge thanks to its striking color, this imposing structure located near the Great Market Hall will take your breath away with its art nouveau design and many mythological sculptures it’s adorned with.

Elisabeth Bridge

This bridge, named after Elisabeth of Bavaria, had an eclectic flamboyant design when it was originally built. It ended up being replaced by a current modern and brutalist structure after the original bridge was destroyed during World War II.