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. Arrange your visit to Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Independence Square) and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kiev using our Kiev itinerary planner.
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  • August 16, 2017
    The square has witnessed three revolutions in the 20th century. On the one hand, we see a typical Socialist architecture, on the other hand many new exciting "gems". From this point, you should start your tour of the city.
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  • August 13, 2017
    It was time to give City Center sdelatb! Show fountains-super car, watch and walk
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  • August 12, 2017
    Well, first of all, the independence square in Kiev, no! There Are Maidan Nezalezhnosti. Proper names are not translated. The Maidan is worth coming. It's not just the central square of Kiev and in the country. It is a symbol of defiance and freedom of the Ukrainian people. Maidan is a spirit, it's memory, it tears the joy of victories and losses, is the past and the future.
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