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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #34 of 383 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Oslo, Norway
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 NEW

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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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014 NEW

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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161 reviews 161 reviews
27 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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60 attraction reviews
115 helpful votes 115 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
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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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165 reviews 165 reviews
50 attraction reviews
68 helpful votes 68 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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Bishkek
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85 reviews 85 reviews
35 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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57 attraction reviews
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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Beijing, China
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261 reviews 261 reviews
122 attraction reviews
159 helpful votes 159 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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25 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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