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You will see it

I dont think this square qualifies as a “must see”, it’s rather a “you’ll see it”, since you’ll... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
frankolsendk
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Birkerod, Denmark
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Hustlers and Scammers Mar Experience

Other than at Christmas, this is not a particulary fetching square. The cathedral is the real... read more

Reviewed 5 weeks ago
YYC_Foodie
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Calgary
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Sofiyskaya Square, Kiev, Ukraine
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

I dont think this square qualifies as a “must see”, it’s rather a “you’ll see it”, since you’ll pass it several times when you navigate downtown kiev. It’s amazing in wintertime and now it’s got an easter bunny exhibition...

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Other than at Christmas, this is not a particulary fetching square. The cathedral is the real attration. But the real deterrents are the hustlers in costume who try to shake you down for money. And the place has pickpockets and dropped wallet scammers. Other than...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Lively during my visit (jan 12 to jan 15). Lots going on and a very central point in Kiev. It’s direct next to St. Sophia cathedral. Be careful not to get photos with guys dressed in animal suits. My wife foolishly got a photo with...More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

We were here around New Year's and before the Orthodox Christmas. The market here sells mostly good, cheap food and mulled wine, although there are a few kiddie rides. It is a very festive place to spend the early evening. Be warned, though: if you...More

Thank MandanaJames
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Reviewed 1 February 2018

There is something about a large public space in front of an important building that is impressive and worthy to pause.

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Reviewed 17 January 2018

This is a big square in front of the Cathedral, in different period of summer and easter something is happening here, music etc.

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Reviewed 12 January 2018

It has many food stands selling hot wine and local foods, some taste pretty good, and it costs super low. Fun to visit, at least in winter

Thank Lingang
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

Having just celebrated xmas in the UK we came over to Kiev for a second whiff of Xmas and new year. Here, on the hotel doorstep was the xmas market. Not such an excuse to just put market stalls together selling a variety of goods...More

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Just beyond Independence Square is the Sofiyskaya Square where the New Year celebrations are held and Christmas market.

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Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

The square is located between two of the most beautiful churches in the city. During Christmas you can find a beautiful and local market, and it’s also the reunion place for New Year’s Eve celebration.

Thank shadylau
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