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“Mixture of architecture styles erased the beauty of the place.”

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)
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Architectural Monuments of Pechersk District Mariinsky Palace in Kiev
Ranked #13 of 497 things to do in Kiev
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Mixture of architecture styles erased the beauty of the place.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

In comparison with a lot of main streets in other european capitals you won't find anything very attractive on this street. Only one big shopping mall, but not so many good brends. Mixture of architecture styles erased the beauty of the place.

Visited February 2013
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“This is where it, revolution, happened!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

Take an icecream or coffee, sit down and watch the peolpe passing by.
At one side, on a hill you will see the hotel Ukraine, like a memorial from the Soviet era.
If you need stamps the main postoffice i located here.

Visited October 2012
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“Beautiful”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

It is a beautiful, tall statue, right in the middle of downtown Kiev (Close to Khreschatik). Just walk by and photograph from a distance.

Visited February 2013
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Kiev, Ukraine
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“Can't miss it”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

Maidan is so central that you can literally hardly miss it :)

With some of its architectural details being debated by citizens and professional architects alike, it is THE central square of Ukraine, place of so many historical events and great place to walk around, especially on week-ends and early in the morning/late at night.
The square is well lit and offers you plenty of sights to take picture of.

Visited February 2013
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“Ideal for taking a rest”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

Maidan is an ideal place for taking a rest after finishing the free walking tour or as a starting point for your own exploring. During the weekends they close of the main Kreschatyk street so Maidan turns into a huge stage where kids perform in some kind of dance competition. Certainly worth taking a few pictures especially from the top of the shopping mall - just in front of hotel Ukraine. As night starts to fall the lights give the square a special glow which is perfect for taking night pictures :)

Visited September 2012
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