Maidan Nezalezhnosti

The Independence Square, or Maidan Nezalezhnosti, is the central square in Kiev. One of the best notable decorations of the central square is the Independency Column topped with a statue of Archangel Mikhail, who is considered to be the saint patron of Kiev. The site of Independence Square used to be the border of Kiev fortified with defense ramparts. The first large stone building was constructed on the place in the middle of the 19th century: it was designed by architect Beretti and housed the Province Noblemen' Assembly. In the 20th century the square got its modern look. -Kiev, 2012-

Maidan Nezalezhnosti