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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine
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History of Kyiv

This the main square of Kyiv. There are same interesting monuments and buildings. There also the street which is connected with the sad event which happens in 2014 :( this is the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

This the main square of Kyiv. There are same interesting monuments and buildings. There also the street which is connected with the sad event which happens in 2014 :( this is the main center of the Kyiv and if is highly recommended to visit this place!

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Leicester
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Everyone visiting Kiev passes through Maidan. It is the heart, and heartbeat of the city. It is also the place that locals visit, in times of stress and celebration. The memorials to Kiev's dead make it particularly iconic at the moment.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Whenever I go to ukraine which is once a year it's my place to see. I have been here last year and what's hapenned in the country is all visible there. I felt the pain, struggle and fight for independence. Buildings were burned, square destroyed and taken apart. What once was an amazing place became a place of war for... More 

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Salhouse, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I visited before the troubles, just after, and again in mid august 2015, The scars are still visible, The tributes to the fallen largely removed, I felt a sadness there, the weather bright warm and sunny but a cloud seems to hang over Maidan Has things changed I don't think so, the rich get richer and the people carry on... More 

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Sioux Falls
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Besides the monument commemorating Ukraine's Independence, there are a lot of memorials located to the left of the memorial to the people of Ukraine who lost their lives during the demonstrations held here in the fall of 2013 and spring of 2014. This is a very emotional place for Ukrainians and visitors.

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Cape Town, South Africa
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Having last visited Kyiv during the Euro Cup in 2012, it was interesting seeing the Square again without the thronging football crowds but in the wake of recent events in Ukraine. Candles in glass bottles in the shape of the Ukrainian Coat of Arms and photographs remind one of the lives lost during Euromaidan in 2013/2014, and the ongoing conflict... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Difficult to think that there was a battle here previously and to see memorials of those who died. Hard to imagine the war is still going on at the time of my visit. It is defintely a nice place to visit and have a look around at the art and nearby stores. You really need to go with a local... More 

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Warschau
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It´s a symbol of Kiev and Ukraine. Here-from you can reach the main landmarks in a 15-20 walk, and there is a shopping mall in the square, but it doesn´t disturb he views because it´s underground.

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Istanbul, Turkey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to hang around and smell people and partly history of Kiev. So nice to see that a big part of the whole street is closed to cars and left to people to stray freely on sundays. Lovely!

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Olympia, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

For some reason I am fascinated with the history of Ukraine. This square is not worth a special trip, but one can do a walking tour of the city and include a lot of places like Maidan Mezalezhnosti Square.

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