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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine

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Its pure history in the making...

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

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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Ashfield Notts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I travelled many times to Ukraine, especially Kiev, i enjoyed lovely summers there(temps +30-35c in summer) and cold winters(freezing - minus 15c), but loved every trip. Last visit was in June 2014, Independence Sq was heavily blockaded still with many protesters tents still there( i believe its now clear and the Square is open to traffic again) the memorials to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Watching history recently made at Maidan square is impressive. Seeing the scorch marks on the sidewalk, and standing on the place that less than a year ago was the start of a revolution is incredible. Walking below street level through the underground shopping area is a true study in contrasts.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For sure it is now must see in Kiev - especially southern east corner near Parliament Building with temporary memorials of those who were shut there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

This is now a very famous historical place! if you go now, you can still see things left from recent Revolution. Besides that this is still very calm place and thus it is no problem for you to be here as a tourists. People are nice and talkative! Maidan in winter is also worth seeing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014 via mobile

Big and inspiring. A tribute to freedom and the human spirit. Lots of cool stuff everywhere. Even the souvenirs are cool. And it's free, there are plenty of places to make donations but I was never bothered. Check it out

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