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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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  • This is a beautiful and historic place, I was so happy to see it and at the same time, it was a bit sad to be there as I remember the news from a while ago. There is a spirit in this square that fills...  more »
  • had to visit maidan square to see for myself the place were ukraine history was made a few years ago 
  • Steeped in history that this place Maidan, go take a look for you to see for yourself the movement which took place.
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