The Margit (Margaret) Bridge not only spans the Danube, it also links two roads. It connects Buda to Pest via the Nagykorut ... More
The Margit (Margaret) Bridge not only spans the Danube, it also links two roads. It connects Buda to Pest via the Nagykorut (outer ring road), as well as to Margit Island in the centre of the Danube. It was completed in 1876, although the spur leading onto the island was added in 1901. This section is the only remnant of the original structure, which was destroyed during World War II. The vista from here is arguably the most spectacular in Budapest, with a view of Parliament and Castle Hill illuminated at night and the curving Danube shimmering in the midst of it all.
I went to the Margaret Bridge for only one reason, History, Tragic history. This is where hundreds of Jewish people were shot in 1944 by the Hungarian Nazi Party, Arrow Cross, and thrown into the Danube. There is a small memorial near the bridge, a bit hard to find.
Coming back to the present on the Pest side within a few of blocks of the bridge are many antique stores and some very good small local-- non touristic-- restaurants.
The welcoming and comfortable Garibaldi Guesthouse is recommended by Letï¿½s Go and Lonely Planet. The Guesthouse is centrally located on
the Pest side, between the Chain Bridge and Margaret Bridge, a block from the Danube River and Parliament.We offer ...
Adam Clark was the British engineer who built the first permanent bridge, Lanc Hid or Chain Bridge , over the
Danube in the 1840's. In his honour, the square (actually a fiendishly busy traffic roundabout) was permanently named after ...
This spectacular bridge has an equally spectacular history. It is a great place from which to take in a panorama
of the city (which becomes even more impressive at night). This was the very first bridge to link the ...