The main square, the most popular and visited place in Kiev among tourists and residents and of course a direct participant of such iconic and well-known far beyond Ukraine events as "Ukraine without Kuchma" in 2000, the "Orange revolution" in 2004 and "Euromaidan" in 2013.
In 1944, the Independence Square was decided to take the role of the main square of Kiev. All the buildings here were built between 1950 and 1970-ies. In the early 2000s, the area underwent serious reconstruction: here were established many monuments, fountains and sculptures. In the heart of Independence square, a tall column on which stands a statue of Berehynia (the image of a girl who acted according to the legends against paganism), which is holding a branch of viburnum.
Following buildings located on the Maidan Nezalezhnosti:
- Hotel "Ukraine"
- The October Palace
- The House Of Trade Unions
- Main Post office
- Kiev State Conservatory
Below the square is an underground shopping complex "Globus".