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“The epicentre” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)
Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine (Lypky)
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Ranked #36 of 323 Attractions in Kiev
Type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest, Cultural
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Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
“The epicentre”
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, part protest camp, part memorial to the people that died. Sobering, chaotic but very much a living, breathing space.

Visited May 2014
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“Plan to return in the near future”
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.

Visited May 2014
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tel aviv
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“maidan”
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 future for their country.They are called -the heavenly hundred,you can lay flowers to their monument.Anyway its calmer in May,you can stroll freely,shops are open,lots of new souvenirs,tourist are hovering and locals are nicer,really:p.I hope new mayor can restore its beauty

Visited May 2014
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“Maidan”
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.

Visited January 2014
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“Sad sad sad”
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.

Visited April 2014
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