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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #29 of 332 attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Budapest, Hungary
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157 reviews 157 reviews
42 attraction reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Our review will be based on our visit to this square in October 2013. We (a couple) were lucky enough to not only visit this square, but also to live there in one of the houses with a view to it for 4 days. Sometimes, we were sitting at this Square in one of the many benches and eating piroshki/belyashi.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Independence Square is still full of the revolutionaries that brought down the previous government. The square itself is beautiful and would be more so when the tent city is removed....with that said, the protesters were polite, not pushy or hassling anyone and just setting up memorials to their departed friends. It is quite sobering to think of the events in... More

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Nis, Serbia
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48 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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!

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Beijing, China
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109 attraction reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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

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Florianopolis, SC
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5 helpful votes 5 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!

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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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57 reviews 57 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

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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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.

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tel aviv
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18 helpful votes 18 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

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Leiden, The Netherlands
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8 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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.

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62 reviews 62 reviews
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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.

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