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“A beautiful and peaceful place”

Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square)
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Ranked #31 of 535 things to do in Kiev
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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.

Thank nicolas_seven
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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. Other times, we preferred to buy food like vareniki in one of the "to go" places there and bring it at home in order to calmly eat at the balcony with a great view. Even that it was late October, it was quite good weather to do so without dressing jackets or sweaters.

The most memorable moments of our stay/visit at this square were during night, when we observed neon lights of the advertising on the buildings, water trucks that cleaned the square and lonely people passing by.

The only negative thing that we experienced at this square was an incident, when some drunk people tried to harass street musician and us, who were walking nearby around 12:00 during day.

Thank Lalaki-Papaki
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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!

Thank Bob R
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

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 safe walking around, no one bothered me or approached me. Still a never huge anti Russian sediment here. Just be prepared for that.

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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!

Thank LucasHelal
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