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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #36 of 401 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014 NEW

I was there in February 2009 Called Independence Square It's beautiful , too long and bright by its gold and design located in the main center of the city and front of big commercial mall and many coffee shops , shops and many attraction The whole zone is touristic and shopping too near of underground station and taxi available too... More

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I thought this was pretty cool. All the buildings surrounding the square are beautiful. I enjoyed walking around here and taking photos. Everything has been cleaned up now since the protest. So it is back to normal.

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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Nice and peaceful square. Had the pleasure of seeing the military parade on their independence day, a lot of people, and a lot of military presence.

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28 reviews 28 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Whilst I was here, there was still numerous protestors and citizens sitting in the square. It was great to walk around and to talk with the locals to get there take on where the current problems started and how it needs to be fixed. Safe to walk around during the day or night, avoid when then crowds are gathering to... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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172 reviews 172 reviews
30 attraction reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

The square itself is not architecturally inspiring. But what it represents, yes. It all started here in November 2013 after the government attacked a peaceful student manifestation. Say "I was there"

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Dusseldorf, Germany
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63 attraction reviews
132 helpful votes 132 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

The square had just a tall tower and fountain and they were not so special architectures. However, because this was the place where the people in Kiev were fighting with the government with staking their lives and obtained the freedom this February, the tower wtih the statue with golden points on its top seemed honorable. I saw several persons to... More

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Lencois Paulista, SP
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

I was there in may, 2014. The rallies had already finished, but some people were keeping in the place. The people there were peaceful and this place is not dangerous. Is a amazing place with so much history and culture. I'll be back in 2016. Kiev is a beautiful city.

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Budapest, Hungary
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

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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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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12 helpful votes 12 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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