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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  • Visit in Kyiv and not visit the independence square (Maidan) is something unreal. The heart of the capital. Even hard to describe. And it's not unusual places, and the aura.
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  • It's located essentially on top of a mall. The square has always held importance but I am sorry to say only a sentimental one to a visitor.  more »
  • I visited this place every time. I always felt very welcome, only one problem was 3 uneducated youths. I explained the on that barely knew English I was there to restore order to their country, "unoff...  more »
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