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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #37 of 506 things to do in Kiev
Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Landmarks & points of interest, Sights & Landmarks

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Dyfed, Wales
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

To be in Kiev exactly one year after the massacre was more than poignant. It was eerie, quiet and respectful. Maidan needs to be visited to get any kind of understanding of the recent history of Ukraine. Such a proud and wide-sweeping place. Got to be visited and walked with respect.

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Kiev, Ukraine
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

It;s really nice. After the revolution, it completely repared. So it is looking completely as it was before. In my opinion, during the revolution it looked better.

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Ashfield Notts
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9 reviews 9 reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I travelled many times to Ukraine, especially Kiev, i enjoyed lovely summers there(temps +30-35c in summer) and cold winters(freezing - minus 15c), but loved every trip. Last visit was in June 2014, Independence Sq was heavily blockaded still with many protesters tents still there( i believe its now clear and the Square is open to traffic again) the memorials to... More 

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Harker Heights, Texas
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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

Watching history recently made at Maidan square is impressive. Seeing the scorch marks on the sidewalk, and standing on the place that less than a year ago was the start of a revolution is incredible. Walking below street level through the underground shopping area is a true study in contrasts.

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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

For sure it is now must see in Kiev - especially southern east corner near Parliament Building with temporary memorials of those who were shut there.

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Kharkiv, Ukraine
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

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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208 reviews 208 reviews
121 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
16 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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156 reviews 156 reviews
28 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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