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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine
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The place hated by dictators all over the world

The sacred place for Ukrainians. There are portraits of victims, primitive shields they used to hide for shots

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 8, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015 NEW

The sacred place for Ukrainians. There are portraits of victims, primitive shields they used to hide for shots

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The square is very large, with a lot going on. The monuments were very impressive to see, but getting to them was difficult as the mall that runs underground beneath the square/streets is hard to navigate (it is necessary to get from one to another). There were a lot of interesting people to see here as well, for those who... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

beautiful . looks so peaceful but..... there are many sad thing happened everybody knows. but the sun was shining everybody enjoying you nearly forget it but...

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

This is such an interesting and varied place. Plenty of monuments and history including some marks and personal remembrances to recent events. Yet there is also modern shopping areas such as the Globus and a busy road system that gets closed off for evening street entertainment. Due to recent events there are also a number of people approaching you for... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

Its just a square, but worth visiting. Beware of extensice scam on turists in this area - for example all the so called "international coin collectors" or tens of "army veteran fundraisers" :-) They all are good and organised.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2015

Independence Square is a central and very important place for Ukrainians and the atmosphere there is still a little edgy, but I felt very safe. There seemed to be a pro independence campaign on while I was there but I just watched from the sidelines as there is so much going on in that area.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

It is the central square of Kyiv, which is located on the central Khreshchatyk Street. Maidan Nezalezhnosti is the traditional place for political rallies, including student "Revolution on Granite" (1989), Orange Revolution (2004), and the revolution Euromaidan (2013–14). It is the most popular place among Kyivities and guests of the capital, traditional place for different festivals. A very tasty ice-cream... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

Great area to wander around, lot of Ukrainian nationalism on display regarding the conflict in the east of the country with some touching memorials around. The architecture is very impressive, a good view of the whole square from the balcony behind the statue. There are cafes across the road but I would of expected more of a street culture in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

One of the main things to see in Kiev. Architecture is interesting and next to a main street. In the center of the city.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The heart of the city. Tall and well-looking monument in the middle of it. Maidan recently has created the history since all actions connected with the fight of Ukrainians for their freedom started here! You can pay tribute to all people died here for the freedom of the country Glory to Ukraine

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