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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine

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lots of tributes, memorials

Maidan square is obviously notorious because of previous events, i found it very safe, theres lots of people in millitary gear going round, some ask for money, hard to tell who is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2015

in fact there are practically 2 separate places cut by fast traffic line. architecture around pretty chaotic. The spirit of the place is due last year demonstrations and near 100 killed activist they are memorated in brick made small type of chapels with photos and candles . I was chased by a lady offering her services the last place to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The place is nice. But watch out those in animal costumes. They circled us and forced us to take pictures. Then, one of them tried to grab our money in broad daylight! After we felt like being robbed and wanted to leave, the taxi drivers parked on the pavement trying to rip us off by telling us to pay triple... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Maidan square is obviously notorious because of previous events, i found it very safe, theres lots of people in millitary gear going round, some ask for money, hard to tell who is actual army and who's not but really its the same as any eu main square, great cafes, bars, restuarants around it, peaceful vibe, avoid the people with pidgeons... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

I have been visiting Kiev regular for years now and personally love it. Maidan has of course undergone dramatic changes recently - turning from a focal point of the city/tourist attraction into a battleground, then into a memorial (tents of protester, shrines to the fallen, still smouldering tyres lingered for months) then back to a mix of the two. the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

this is the main square, where all protest actions took place a year ago and where many people were killed... visiting of square could bring a various feelings and seeing all those candles in square showing respect to those who was not afraid to fight for FREE Ukraine... only as all big advertisement posters really irritated me...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Located approx midway down Khreshchatyk, this an impressive square and main focal point for the Orange Revolution of 2004 and the anti-Yanukovich protests of 2014. I was sent photos (by family) of the carnage caused to the square in 2014. It has now been fully restored to its former glory, with much of the paving (used as ammunition!) repaired or... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

İt looks and feels much better after leaving behind the all events happened in this square according to last year.. You can enjoy being there everytime you been..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

First and foremost, you'll be reminded of Euromaidan with the pictures, the missing bricks, the charred buildings. If you are Ukrainian or if you were following those events on a daily basis, it will give you chills just standing there. Depending on the time of day, you'll see university students, dressed up professionals, street sellers, and a small number of... More 

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Tbilisi, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

All the most important things in modern history of Ukraine happened here. Must see place. Memorials of massacre is also nearby

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Maidan is an absolute must visit in Kyiv. The name means Independence Square and several cities around Ukraine have a Maidan in them. The one in Kyiv has played a significant role throughout the country's history. Just this past year it was the location of the protests which saw the expulsion of the president. The square, when not filled with... More 

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