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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #34 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 NEW

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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Sandefjord, Norway
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36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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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Manchester
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great place to visit, after the recent troubles almost returned back to the way it was. Still some areas left untouched dedicated to those who lost their lives fighting for a free and democratic government. Great place to be on a Sunday when the main street is closed so people can move around much more freely.

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Lysekil, Sweden
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

First time I visit Maidan Nezalezhnosti was 2007 and I felt the wind of change. Second time I visit Maidan Nezalezhnosti that feeling where stronger with the photexhibition over all freedom fighters for a free Ukraine, free from the socialist repression and for democracy. A photoexhibition over all those victims who fight for independence in Ukraine, this is really a... More 

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Kiev
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115 reviews 115 reviews
19 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This is the must see place when you are visiting Kiev. It has been the site of the many protests over the past year and where many protestors were killed earlier this year that led to the present situation in Ukraine. It has been cleaned and cleared over the past month and is now more easily reached and walked about... More 

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England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Best to visit here is weekends when the main road is closed to traffic. If you like shopping then be prepared to spend all day as there are so many shops especially underground

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24 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

I was drawn to the Independence Square after seeing the protests earlier this year on TV and it was interesting to see it for real. In one corner of the square there was an exhibition about the protests and one of the buildings adjacent to the square was still closed after the fire that broke out during them. Go there,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

Terrific place where two revolutions took place in last ten years. Visit this place to honour freedom fighters of Ukraine who were killed in February 2014...

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LA, Calif
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312 helpful votes 312 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 via mobile

It was surreal to be standing in the square after watching the events earlier this year on CNN. The makeshift memorials, original barricades and enlarged photos were so powerful. However, looking at the faces of locals as they walked along side of us was extremely poignant. While we were there speakers were set up and when the Ukrainian anthem was... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Main square in Kiev. It is truly spectacular, the monuments [independence, founders of Kiev] alone being worth the visit. Take time to wander round the square and the tributes/candle vigils to fallen soldiers. Also worth checking out the metro station and shop complex below. Many good souvenir shops here charging fair prices.

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