Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), Kiev

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As Kiev's main plaza and gathering place, Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) has served as the site of many influential protest movements and rallies throughout Ukraine's recent history. Though the site developed as a residential area during the 1800s, the destruction during World War II caused the area to be rebuilt in Stalinist style. Visit the square for yourself to admire the triumphal sculptures and angel-topped pillar. Envision the crowds that gathered here in 1989 and 1990 at the start of Ukraine's bid for independence from the Soviet Union, in 2004 during the Orange Revolution that marked its transition into infant democracy, and again one decade later in the Euromaidan protests. Put Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) into our Kiev online tour itinerary maker and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • this was the centre point of Kiev just sit there and watch the world go by. Under it is a shopping center it split over 2 end of the square the center has good cheap places to eat and a supermarket. T...  more »
  • Every tourist is recommended to visit!) And for the residents of the city it is a special place, which has experienced many of the most important events in the history of the country. It is very soulful and beautiful, a lot of good restaurants, cafes, bars, etc.
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  • Had a great experience at Independence square. Appreciate the memorials and the water fountains across the street. Always a great place to unwind after a long day in Kiev sightseeing. From 8pm to 11pm the water fountains have beautiful lights to music. Great time!
  • Most happening place in Kiev. The place is so lovely even at mid night. With so many sandwich and coffee shop around, grab a coffee and sandwich to see time goes by. The place is bustling with people and activity, a treat to pass time. The place is so very well maintained, thanks to public and municipality for the wonderful contribution. The evening musical fountain show was wonderful. Under the square the subway and Clovis shopping mall exists, incase if you crave for branded shopping. Best place to meet up with friends, family and kids activity.
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