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Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)

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Address: Maidan Nezalezhnosti, Kiev, Ukraine
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You've got to see Independence Square if you're going to Kiev but it's just a bunch of shopping once you get there.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

You've got to see Independence Square if you're going to Kiev but it's just a bunch of shopping once you get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This square is quite impressive. After watching a documentary on the revolution of 2014, it was imperative to see the place where it all started and mostly happened. There are memorials to all the people who died here fighting against the then president's corrupt rule. The square itself is filled (at various times) with dancing, music, various attractions. Underneath it... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Everyday in Kiev we would wander around the Square and Monument. The history is obvious and was a vibrant spot to view tourists and locals. Always something happening there ! To see it in sunshine and snow was amazing.

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Concord, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Open square with shops under street. Place of uprising that saw change in government. Street usually closed off on Sunday and holidays. Shops and food below street and larger underground mall.

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Jihlava, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What to say. When you're in Kyiv simply go to the Maidan. Great clean square with the majestic statue.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of security on the streets of Kiev makes everyone feel safe. Hard to miss really if visiting as a tourist. Nice area and an important symbol for Ukraine with all its troubles with Russia.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A visit to Maidan square imbued me with the struggle for democracy and freedom. It is a symbol to the Ukrainian people and a place for people to mourn their lived ones who die in Struggle. Beautiful and poignant it leaves me deeply thoughtful.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Whenever you heard so many peopkes die here just because of see their freedom, you will ve shocked This place is really important for Ukrain and this is not just a SQ physically... You must go there and feel it.... I think this is holy place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

You go to Ukraine -> you go to Kiev -> you go to the center of this city! Very beautiful :-) If you are staying near Maidan you are very lucky because best restaurants are here, best night clubs are here and souvenirs shops are also here. Actually you are close to all the important things you need to see... More 

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Ganey Tikva Israel
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Big and impressive monument with 2 interesting statues, a water fountain and a big ground watch made of grass and flowers near it. This is the main city square and the beginning of the main street of Kiev. Nice place to stroll on a a nice day.

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