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Chain Bridge Budapest
The Chain Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the west and east side of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. The first bridge across the Danube in Budapest, it was designed by the English engineer William Tierney Clark in 1839, after Count Istvan Szechenyi's initiative in the same year, with construction supervised locally by Scottish engineer Adam Clark. It opened in 1849, thus became the first bridge in the Hungarian capital.
Hotel Budapest Marriott Hotel (6-minute walk) from Chain Bridge
Gellert Hill is a 235 m (771 ft) high hill overlooking the Danube in Budapest, Hungary. It is part of the 1st and 11th Districts. Gellert Hill was named after Saint Gerard who was thrown to death from the hill.
The famous Hotel Gellert and the Gellert Baths can be found in Gellert Square at the foot of the hill, next to Liberty Bridge. The Gellert Hill Cave is located within the hill, facing toward Hotel Gellert and the Danube River.
Cave Church Budapest
The Cave Church, located inside Gellert Hill, isn't your typical church with high ceilings and gilded interior. It has a unique setting inside a natural cave system formed by thermal springs.
The cave, called Saint Ivan's Cave (Szent Ivan-barlang) after a hermit who lived there and healed people, belongs to the Hungarian Paulite order. With such a historic feel no one would think that the church and the adjacent monastery was built less than 100 years ago.
Getting to Cave Church: The entrance to Cave Church is located near the Buda end of Liberty Bridge, across from the famous Gellert Baths. The large cross above the entrance can be seen from far away. Take streetcars 18, 19, 47 or 49 to Szent Gellert ter.
Gellert Baths Budapest
Part of the famous Hotel Gellert in Buda, the Gellert Thermal Baths and Swimming Pool is a bath complex in Budapest, Hungary.
The bath complex was built between 1912 and 1918 in the (Secession) Art Nouveau style. It was damaged during World War II, but then rebuilt. References to healing waters in this location are found from as early as the 13th century.
A hospital was located on this site during the Middle Ages.
Getting to Gellert Baths:
Take streetcars 19, 47 or 49 to Szt. Gellert ter station.
Hotel Danubius Hotel Gellert (2-minute walk) from Gellert Baths Budapest
Matthias Church is a Roman Catholic church located in Budapest, Hungary, in front of the Fisherman's Bastion at the heart of Buda's Castle District. According to church tradition, it was originally built in Romanesque style in 1015, although no archaeological remains exist.
The current building was constructed in the florid late Gothic style in the second half of the 14th century and was extensively restored in the late 19th century. It was the second largest church of medieval Buda and the seventh largest church of medieval Hungarian Kingdom
Getting to Matthias Church: Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge; the public bus, called Varbusz from Szell Kalman ter (formerly Moszkva ter) or one of the many paths leading up to Castle Hill
ADDRESS: Szentharomsag ter 3, Budapest 1014 Buda, Castle Hill, District 1
Palace Chapel (Buda Castle)
The medieval Palace Chapel (Hungarian: Varkapolna; formerly Alamizsnas Szent Janos-kapolna) in Buda Castle was built in the 15th century by King Sigismund as the lower chapel of the former Castle Church.
Today, Buda Castle is home to the Hungarian National Gallery, the Budapest History Museum and the National Library. Other attractions include the Lion Courtyard; the Matthias Well, a bronze statue of King Matthias; and the statue of the Turul Bird, the mythological bird of the Magyars.
Getting to the Royal Palace: Take the Funicular from Chain Bridge, the public bus serving Castle Hill called Varbusz from Szell Kalman ter (formerly Moszkva ter) or one of the many paths leading up to Castle Hill
Hotel Four Seasons Hotel Gresham Palace (14-minute walk) from Buda Castle
St. Stephen's Basilica
St. Stephen's Basilica is a Roman Catholic basilica in Budapest, Hungary. It is named in honour of Stephen, the first King of Hungary (c 975–1038), whose right hand is housed in the reliquary. It was the sixth largest church building in Hungary before 1920. Today, it is the third largest church building in present-day Hungary
ADDRESS: Szent Istvan ter 1, Budapest 1051 Pest, City Center, District 5
Hotel Budapest Marriott Hotel (9-minute walk) from St. Stephen's Basilica
Elisabeth Bridge Budapest
Erzsebet Bridge is the third newest bridge of Budapest. It is situated at the narrowest part of the Danube, the bridge spans only 290 m.
The original Erzsebet Bridge (built between 1897 and 1903), along with all the other bridges of the city was blown up at the end of World War II by retreating Wehrmacht sappers. It was the only prewar bridge of Budapest that was not rebuilt in its original form. The reason for not building the original bridge apart from budget considerations was that the original was also a modern structure in its time. Pictures and salvaged parts of the old bridge can be seen on the grass in front of the Museum of Transport in City Park.
Liberty Bridge Budapest
Liberty Bridge is the third southernmost public road bridge in Budapest, located at the southern end of the City Centre. It is 333.6 m in length and 20.1 m in width. The top of the four masts are decorated with large bronze statues of the Turul, a falcon-like bird, prominent in ancient Hungarian mythology.
The bridge was built between 1894 and 1896 to the plans of Janos Feketehazy.
Arpad bridge Budapest
Arpad Bridge or Arpad híd is a bridge in Budapest, Hungary, connecting northern Buda (Obuda) and Pest across the Danube.
It is the longest bridge in Hungary, spanning about 2 km (1.24 mi) with the sections leading up to the bridge, and 928 m (0.58 mi) without them. It is 35.3 m (116 ft) wide with pedestrian and bicycle paths.
Megyeri Bridge Budapest
It is a cable-stayed bridge serving as part of the M0 motorway that encircles the city. Preparations for its building began on January 6, 2006. The bridge was completed on September 30, 2008.
The final structure spawns over two branches of the Danube with Szentendre Island in the middle where for environmental protection there is no exit.
Margaret Bridge Budapest
Margaret Bridge is the second northernmost and second oldest public bridge in Budapest. It was planned by the French engineer Ernest Goüin and built between 1872-1876. Margaret Bridge became the second permanent bridge in Budapest after the Szechenyi Chain Bridge. This bridge leads across to Margaret Island, its two parts enclosing 150 degrees with each other at the embranchment towards the island.
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