We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
Improve this listing
Ranked #29 of 328 attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
190 visitor photos
Write a Review

172 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    69
    68
    20
    13
    2
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Polish first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Turkish first
  • Any
English first
Belgrade, Serbia
Contributor
20 reviews 20 reviews
18 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

The whole city centre is really nice and this squere is the starting point for your visits to beautiful churches up. Quite nice to sit there in the evening and watch all people. If you wanna send postcards, the main post office is just on the corner!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Beijing, China
Top Contributor
201 reviews 201 reviews
87 attraction reviews
131 helpful votes 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

Walked around here with a friend's father who was at the protests during the winter. Just unreal the stories he told me that happened here. You can still see the soldiers here and the amount of destruction. Just look on any lamp post and you will see bullet holes. Must see if you are in Kiev. And I felt completely... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Florianopolis, SC
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I chose a really interesting season to go to Ukraine. Totally recommended to go during the Revolution times. I spent at least 5 hours taking special photos and talking with the revolutionaries that lives on the street. Really fantastic!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
7 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This used to be a grand, concrete and rather lifeless space in the heart of Kiev. Full of monuments designed to inspire awe and respect. Now it is full of living monuments...huge constructions of canvas and wood, sprouting flags and photographs. Tents and piles of tyres provide shelter for the folks that still maintain a watchful presence there. Part carnival,... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Surfers Paradise, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

The independence square is still currently cluttered with the remains of the recent events, it also includes the memorials of the deceased. It is overall safe to visit, walk through and photograph. Kiev's such a beautiful and interesting city that I plan to return in the near future to view the Maidan Nezalezhnosti, hopefully in it's finest form.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
tel aviv
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
32 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I visited Kyiv several times,Maidan always been a lovely place with shops,restaurants,ppl strolling,souvenirs.Times change,February revolution made its impact-it still beautiful,I m sure but now its covered with tents,tires scattered around,defendants(who hadnt showered for couple of months:p)and frankly its really scared me to look at that burned building with the rose dots-by the number of people who were killed,fighting for better... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Leiden, The Netherlands
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited last January. It was a pretty nice square compared to the rest of the city. I visited when the Euromaidan rallies were at their hight, which gave it a rather special atmosphere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Cyprus
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
14 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Makes you realise how messed up and unfair this world is. However, gives you hope that humans will keep on fighting for their motherland and justice.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
13 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

I visited Maidan in October last year before the troubles and how things have changed there is a strange silence over the hole square, its very sad to see the damage and destruction I think my photographs will say much more than me. I hope peace and prosperity for this country they do not deserve this.....

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Mansfield, Texas
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I was here before the troubles and it looks very different now but it's still worth seeing. It has more character. There is a lot of damage but it will be repaired. It's interesting to see it in this state. History unfolding in front if you. If you are in Kiev you should take the time to walk through the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3

Travelers who viewed Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) also viewed

 

Been to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing