When walking along the Danube river promenade, the site of the Chain Bridge in Budapest is striking, from both sides of the river. . The Chain Bridge is the first permanent stone bridge that connects Buda and Pest and truly is an important landmark of the Hungarian capital. It is a good example of the past success and history of this City. The Chain Bridge is fun to view during the day and at night.
Opened in 1849, it’s historically important as the oldest bridge joining Buda to Pest, and the twisted chain cables holding up this suspension bridge are rather unusual. However, the views you’ll get of both banks of the Danube are what make this bridge noteworthy.
We walked through this bridge to go to the Castle area. It is a bit crowded with tourist but I am not complaining! Just too many admirers here and it was so hard to take pictures without these people on the back ground. It has pedestrian paths on either side that are open to cyclists and walkers, so it tends to get a bit crowded… if you only have time to do one thing in Budapest, I recommend that you walk across the Chain bridge as it gives you a panoramic view of the most beautiful city sites: the Danube itself, the Royal Palace and the Parliament.
We walked from the Pest side to Buda and then climb up the stairs to the Castle area. There is room to take pictures of the bridge from both the Buda and Pest sides, as well as on the bridge itself. There are good river views from it. On the Buda side, the funicular too takes you up to the hill but as I already said we walked and it was an unforgettable walk
Like all the Budapest renovated sites. The history and way things have been put together is wonderful. The castle itself is stunning but the entire castle hill is well worth the visit. Like time stopped; Cobblestone streets, small corners to explore and an absolutely amazing view!
The visual of the castle took my breath away and used most of the memory space from my camera (well, am not complaining anything). Walking around Buda Castle is reliving history. The quaint village and the upkeep of the castle are amazing. The number of buildings designated national landmarks is astounding. This area is wonderful because of the spectacular view it offers you on the city. It was a splendid view of the Pest side. My favorite part of the Castle grounds is the Matthias Fountain, depicting King Matthias and his men with their hunting dogs. The figures are so lifelike I can almost imagine the dogs are panting. The Buda Castle typifies the grandeur of Budapest and the richness of its royal past.
The bridge and the view after sunset are equally spectacular. With the whole area lit around the reflection of the city in the dark ever is fascinating.
Let me not forget about our Bollywood Connection: The climax scene from the most loved Hindi movie Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (1999) was shot here and in Italy 🙂 Also the very latest block buster movie Sultan starring Salman Khan was shot here too 🙂 No wonder why bollywood likes so much of Eastern Europe.
The experience and beauty is quite uncommon.
It was a wonderful stroll that set the whole tone for the holiday.