The eight famous bridges of Budapest
You are planning to visit Budapest in the near future, or have already spent some exciting days there? Millions of tourists visit Budapest year by year. As I walk in the city every day, I see that almost all of them are like the capital of Hungary very much.
Every tourist visiting Budapest would like to cross the first stone bridge of the town, the renowned Chain Bridge at least once and most of them stand amazed in front of the Elizabeth Bridge or the mythical falcon-like birds of the Hungarians on the top of the Liberty Bridge. The favorite weekend picnic area of Budapest, the Margaret Island (Margit-sziget) can be reached through the second permanent bridge, the Margaret Bridge. Many are fascinated by 100 meters high pylon of the newest Northern bridge, the Megyeri Bridge, forming a letter 'A'.
I myself have been living in Budapest for more than 30 years, and decided to publish the history, and some interesting information about the bridges of Budapest.
Choose from the following bridges!
- Megyeri Bridge
- Arpad Bridge
- Margaret Bridge
- Chain Bridge
- Elizabeth Bridge
- Liberty Bridge
- Petofi Bridge
- Lagymanyosi Bridge
BRIDGES OF BUDAPEST
DID YOU KNOW?
Until 1918, everyone had to pay customes to cross the four bridges of Budapest that had been built by then. In 1918, however, bridge tolls were done away with completely. The two custom-houses at the Pest end of Liberty Bridge have remained intact till this day. One of them hosts an exhibition presenting the history of the Danube bridges in Budapest.Read more