Origin Guide – Dan Brown's Origin Guide
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Chapter 31

Chapter 31 - The chain bridge of Budapest and Buda Castle

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The Chain Bridge – Széchenyi lánchíd

Széchenyi Chain Bridge Budapest

The Chain bridge began to be build in 1839 by the project of Count István Széchenyi, and has been completed in 1849 by the Scot Adam Clark according to the plans of the Englishman William Tierney Clark, it has a deck of 360 meters supported by two towers, a technical feat for the era. It was the first permanent bridge on the Hungarian section of the Danube and is the emblem of Budapest.

Széchenyi Chain Bridge Budapest

Chain Bridge Budapest

Two lions of stone guard, on each side, the head of the Chain bridge. Legend says that their sculptor, János Marschalkó, committed suicide by throwing himself into the river because he had forgotten to give them tongues.

Lock on the Chain Bridge

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St. Stephen’s Basilica

The steeples of St Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest:

St. Stephen's Basilica

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Buda Castle

Buda Castle is the main building of the Hungarian kings in Budapest. A first version was build in 1265, but the massive Baroque palace today occupying most of the site was built between 1749 and 1769. The complex in the past was referred to as either the Royal Palace

Buda Castle Budapest Buda Castle Budapest

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