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Buda Castle and Chain Bridge by night (Hungary)

The Széchenyi Chain Bridge (Lánchíd) is a suspension bridge that spans the River Danube between Buda and Pest, the western and eastern sides of Budapest, the capital of Hungary. It was the first permanent bridge across the Danube in Budapest, and was opened in 1849. It is anchored on the Buda side to Adam Clark Square, and the lower end of the Castle Hill Funicular, leading to Buda Castle.


Buda Castle (Budavári Palota) is the historical castle and palace complex of the Hungarian kings in Budapest, first completed in 1265. In the past, it was also called Royal Palace (Királyi-palota) and Royal Castle (Királyi Vár). Buda Castle was built on the southern tip of Castle Hill, bounded on the north by what is known as the Castle District (Várnegyed), famous for its Medieval, Baroque, and 19th-century houses, churches, and public buildings. The castle is part of the Budapest World Heritage Site, declared in 1987. Source: Wikipedia.


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Taken on February 27, 2009