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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine

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Heart of kyiv..

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..

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
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94 reviews 94 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

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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Atlanta, Georgia
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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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Kennesaw, Georgia
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

The place where the Ukrainian said Russia final bye-bye.When I was here I could feel the atmosphere of the events just happened .The Institutska street is the place of proud to be Ukrainian and the sorrow about the heroes were killed here.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

i went approx 1y post the revolution. There is suprisingly little going on and somehow the place and what happened does not click with the locals, but rather foreigners. the place has flower decorated spots where people where killed by sharpshooters from the houses roofs around. The story is murky when you ask why and what... there is a real... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Independence Square was occupied by the people. I talked a lot with a presbyter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I went just after 12 months after kiev riots which centred here. The ground around the main column was covered with candles to the fallen. What could have been very moving experience was spoiled by incessant approaches by people in cartoon outfits, or those with monkeys or rather sad looking doves all angling for photo opportunity that they would then... More 

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Dyfed, Wales
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

To be in Kiev exactly one year after the massacre was more than poignant. It was eerie, quiet and respectful. Maidan needs to be visited to get any kind of understanding of the recent history of Ukraine. Such a proud and wide-sweeping place. Got to be visited and walked with respect.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It;s really nice. After the revolution, it completely repared. So it is looking completely as it was before. In my opinion, during the revolution it looked better.

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