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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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  • At Maidan minibuses and tout the allegedly jeksskursiju in mezhygirya in 2 HR 30 min for 200, as a result of you brought to the residence and say pay for travel and point to the cashier that starts the payment: for entry to the territory of 50gr, 30 g cars Museum, to another drive on the electric car for you House 75gr and threshold no one will let , then offered for 200 g. Well the animals looked cool and were happy that we were at least not cast, and drove to the nearest metro station (the Treaty was that the back of the square). Dear Barkers do not fool people and say clearly that the 200 they will pay only for the way there and back (if you're lucky).
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  • The independence square, whose denkmal was created, to the 10-year-old independence of the Soviet occupation is a historical place, you should have visited. There were two revolutions 10 years! My advice: be sure at night visit the place if everything is nicely lit. It has a shopping center behind the monument. On the terrace you have a wonderful view on all the space - ideal for a photo.
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  • Cool area and a lot to see and do some shopping. There is certainly a lot of activity, shops, food, and people selling on the street. It reminds me of a really small version of Times Square in NY, but...  more »