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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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  • A truly gorgeous place, the heart of Ukraine. Centre Of Europe. Very well kept place capital. Many beautiful places, where to go, there is something to look at.
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  • Very nice place, however, we visited it in the time just before Eurovision, so there were the construction works. Despite that, we really like this place.  more »
  • Occupies a unique picturesque Kiev square. Key point. Around government buildings, National Music Academy, and so have a lot of ...
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