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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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  • I've seen a lot of Independence Square as I have rented an apartment very close to here. The architecture is imposing on 3 sides, but the 4th is open before you reach the Ukraine Hotel. If it is wet y...  more »
  • Be sure to visit this place during your stay in Kiev. A place where 3 years ago Ukrainians said they would rather the previous power. Very close to Metro.
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  • Once in Kiev you will visit the square at any case. Being here, think on the violent events that happened on the square.